Friday, November 14, 2008

Jets Could Use Kevlar containers to Protect Against Explosions

The Homeland Security Department's Transportation Lab is considering the use of 5' by 5' bomb-resistant luggage containers in wide-bodied passenger airliners. The containers would be lined with Kevlar and protect aircraft from small suitcase bombs. For now though, it is a thought for the future because the containers are considered too heavy, too expensive and there is no funding for them. Read an article with more information at "Kevlar containers could protect jets", USA Today, September 25, 2008. One firm that could develop, test and then manufacture the containers would be Telair International. To read more on the topic of air travel security click on airline security news articles and air travel security resources and information.

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