NYPD Has Capability To 'Take Down' Planes, Commissioner Says

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

  2. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    NYPD Has Capability To 'Take Down' Planes, Commissioner Says

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  3. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    I can see why they think they "need" the technology, but kind of chilling.. Oops, my radio is broken and I'm flying over NYC? Guess I'll be shot down :eek:
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    He could just be inflating his ego. My guess is that any such "capability" is through the NY Air National Guard. Most of our domestic air cover is provided by state ANG units, not by USAF.

    Odds are that any responders would be whoever is dispatched by NORAD, not necessarily NY ANG aircraft.
  5. Am I stating the obvious with a concern about where an aircraft or its wreckage lands if it is downed? I'm sure those with the ability to down airplanes think of this, but it is the kind of ability I don't trust in the hands of, say, a city.

    What Mike says makes sense, though. Just pointing out how comments like these actually undermine the effects of security theater, at least in my mind.

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