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MANPADS Proliferation: News Archive

 
2007

October
  • Burundi: Project begins with MANPADS destruction", Mines Advisory Group, 29 October 2007.
  • Spanish court approves extradition of Syrian accused in US of illegal arms deals", Associated Press, 26 October 2007.
  • FAS Obtains DHS Report on Programs to Counter the Shoulder-fired Missile Threat", FAS Strategic Security Blog, 25 October 2007.
  • Northrop Grumman's Guardian Commercial Airliner Anti-Missile System Achieves 12,000 Operating Hours", Northrop Grumman, 25 October 2007.
  • Iraqi security volunteers find large cache near Manajid Al Hamad", Multi-National Corps-Iraq, 23 October 2007.
  • Air Cav Crews See High-Tech Attacks, Weapons from Iran", American Forces Press Service, 19 October 2007.
  • Firms dissolve partnership, ends lawsuit in plane dispute", Associated Press, 19 October 2007.
  • Terror Suspects Extradicted to United States from Romania", Associated Content, 19 October 2007.
  • NY feds said decision on arms dealer extradition within weeks", Associated Press, 18 October 2007.
  • MUSIC Soothes the Savage… Missile?", Defense Industries Daily, 16 October 2007.
  • Israel switching to lasers to defend civilian jets", Reuters, 10 October 2007.
  • US Iraq general steps up accusations against Iran", Reuters, 7 October 2007.
  • U.S. Wants Nicaragua to Destroy Missiles", Associated Press, 3 October 2007.
  • Around the Valley", San Gabriel Tribune, 2 October 2007. Includes an update on the trial of Yi Qing Chen, who is accused of conspiring to smuggle QW-1 missiles into the U.S.

    September
  • Swedish Missile Defense Debuts at NBAA", Aviation Week, 26 September 2007.
  • Iran smuggling missiles into Iraq: US military", AFP, 23 September 2007.
  • BAE, NG Bid To Test Counter-MANPADS On Airliners", Aviation Week, 14 September 2007.
  • Senate Appropriations Wants Report on Shoulder-Fired Missiles", Portsecuritynews.com, 10 September 2007.
  • Countering the MANPADS Threat: Strategies for Success", Arms Control Today, September 2007.
  • "Taleban 'getting Chinese arms'," BBC News, 3 September 2007.
  • August
  • "Missile Attacks on Airliners Could Hurt U.S. More than 9/11," Aviation.com, 31 August 2007.
  • "NG C-MANPADS logs 6,000 operational hours," United Press International, 30 August 2007.
  • "Analysis: How strong has Hamas become?," Jerusalem Post, 28 August 2007.
  • "Russia Involved in Missile Incident - European Experts Suggest," The Georgia Times, 24 August 2007.
  • "LTTE's strategy to acquire high-tech weaponry," Ministry of Defense, Sri Lanka, 23 August 2007.
  • "Fast Facts: Deadliest Helicopter Crashes in Iraq Since March 2003," Fox News, 22 August 2007.
  • "US Considers Terror Label for Eritrea," Associated Press, 17 August 2007.
  • "Appeals filed in terror sting," Albany Times Union, 16 August 2007.
  • "Pilots Say Missile Was Fired at Airliner in Northern Iraq," New York Times, 14 August 2007.
  • "U.S. ambassador: Washington to negotiate with Nicaragua on missile proposal," Associated Press, 9 August 2007.
  • "Jet ditched missile on Georgia after mix up - source" Reuters, 8 August 2007.
  • "July 11 marks symbolic end to commando troop's month-long military campaign" Sunday Observer, 5 August 2007.Summarizes contents of LTTE arms caches, which reportedly included an SA-14 missile
  • "TSA: How do those Shoulder-fired Missiles Work , Again?" Wired, 1 August 2007.
  • "Nicaragua Offers to Give Up Soviet-Era Missiles for Medical Aid, Helicopters," Washington Post, 1 August 2007.
  • "Weapons Pile Up in Iraq As Seizures Climb" newswire, 1 August 2007.
  • July
  • "Taliban's failed first use of SAM still worrisome" London Daily Telegraph, 29 July 2007.
  • "New Information on Somali MANPADS" FAS Strategic Security Blog, 27 July 2007.
  • "UN: Eritrea Has Armed Islamic Fighters" Associated Press, 26 July 2007.
  • "Czech government approves agreement on disposal of missiles" CeskeNoviny.cz, 25 July 2007.
  • "Six convicted of arms deals in NY federal court" Reuters, 24 July 2007.
  • "BAE and Northrop bid to test anti-missile systems on commercial airliners" Flight International, 23 July 2007.
  • "More Studies Await Airliner Defense Plans" Defense News, 16 July 2007.
  • "United States Commemorates Small Arms Destruction Day with “Millionth Weapon Destruction” Events" State Department Media Note, 5 July 2007.
  • "Mexican scandal links drugs, politics" Associated Press, 3 July 2007.
  • "GD Pitches Ground Laser" Photonics, 3 July 2007.
  • "Counter MANPADS: Live-fire finale?" Avionics, 1 July 2007.
  • June
  • "Obama, Lugar Secure Funding for Implementation of Nonproliferation Law" Press Release, Office of Sen. Barak Obama, 28 June 2007.
  • "Key Test Scheduled for Airliner Defense" UPI, 26 June 2007.
  • "General Dynamics unit gets $2M for product demonstration" MSN Money, 26 June 2007.
  • "Iran supplied missile that hit UK helicopter" The Sunday Times, 24 June 2007.
  • "Somalia: Eight tones of weapons detonated in capital" Shabelle.net, 21 June 2007.
  • "GD Pitches Ground Laser to Protect Aircraft From Missiles " Defense News, 21 June 2007.
  • "Prosecutor says at New York trial FBI sting stopped arms dealers" The Associated Press, 20 June 2007.
  • "Video Shows Somali Insurgent with Sophisticated SA-18 Missile" FAS Strategic Security Blog, 19 June 2007.
  • "UN Sees Delays for NLAW, But Promise for Starstreak" Defense News, 18 June 2007.
  • "BAE Systems Receives Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation" Business Wire, 18 June 2007.
  • "Somalia Insurgents Show Missile in Video" Washington Post, 18 June 2007.
  • "Memo details 90-day, $28 million plan to topple Laos government" Associated Press, 16 June 2007.
  • "New Report Assesses Efforts to Combat the Terrorist Threat from Shoulder-fired Missiles" FAS Strategic Security Blog, 14 June 2007.
  • "NATO Gathers Experts to Discuss MANPADS Threat" Defense News, 13 June 2007.
  • "Mozambique: Were Arrested Botswana Officers on Official Business?" Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 13 June 2007.
  • "Nicaragua Deflates US Terror Report" Prensa Latina, 11 June 2007.
  • "NATO Workshop on Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS)" News Blaze, 11 June 2007. Draft agenda
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  • "NY indictment: Syrian arms dealer plotted to aid Colombian rebels," Associated Press, 8 June 2007. More information on Monzer Al Kassar
  • DEA Investigation Nets International Arms Dealer with Ties to Terrorists Organizations, press release, 8 June 2007.
  • "Golden Dragons, Strykers Clear Radwaniyah," MNF-Iraq, 8 June 2007.
  • "Airport security drones on horizon," Denver Post, 5 June 2007.
  • "Taliban uses weapons made in China, Iran," Washington Times, 5 June 2007.
  • "'Operation Tarnished Eagle' Thwarts Plot to Overthrow the Government of Laos," Associated Press, 4 June 2007.
  • "9 Charged with Laos Government Overthrow Plot," Associated Press, 4 June 2007.
  • "MND-B Apaches disrupt enemy attack on aircraft," MNF-Iraq Press Release, 3 June 2007.
  • "A military contractor makes postwar plans," The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1 June 2007.
  • May
  • "Shoulder-Fired Missile Supply Shrinking but More Money Requested," Congressional Quarterly, 24 May 2007.
  • "New Information on Iraqi Missile Cache" FAS Strategic Security Blog, 24 May 2007.
  • "Taliban 'use Iranian missiles on UK troops'"The Telegraph, 23 May 2007.
  • "Armed Patrols upset villagers"The Argus, 21 May 2007.
  • "Missile Threat"US News & World Report, 20 May 2007. <
  • "Airlines hold off on anti-missile systems"The Dallas Morning News, 20 May 2007.
  • "Trial begins in lawsuit involving restoration of airplane in Baghdad," Burlington Free Press, 16 May 2007.
  • "Rep. Israel Introduces New Counter-MANPADS Legislation" FAS Strategic Security Blog, 15 May 2007.
  • "Bin Laden's Driver to be Tried by U.S. Military at Guantanamo," Bloomberg.com, 15 May 2007.
  • "Sri Lankan Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Matieral Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Attempted Export of Arms," Media Newswire, 14 May 2007.
  • "Illegal arms belongs to separatists," The Georgian Times, 8 May 2007.
  • "Single missile downed UK Lynx," Flight International, 8 May 2007.
  • "Update: Shoulder-fired Missiles in Somalia," FAS Strategic Security Blog, 3 May 2007.

    April
  • "Missile plot Briton sent to jail," BBC News, 30 April 2007.
  • "Looking for Trouble," U.S. News & World Report, 29 April 2007.
  • "Inquiry shows Basra Lynx was shot down by missile," UK Ministry of Defense, 27 April 2007.
  • Board of Inquiry into the loss of the Lynx XZ614 on 6 May 2006 (full report)
  • "Islamic militants rebound in Somalia," Denverpost.com, 27 April 2007.
  • "British helicopter was shot down," BBC News, 27 April 2007.
  • "Cost an Issue as S&T Readies to Test Aircraft Protection Drones," CQ.com, 20 April 2007.
  • "Tehran arms Lebanese Hizballah militia with air defense missile wing as part of war build-up," DEBKAfile, 20 April 2007.
  • "Arms Control: U.S. Leads Ukraine Missile Destruction Project," State Magazine, November 2006 (posted April 2007).
  • "Huge Spike in Small Arms Destruction Budget," Center for Defense Information's Defense Monitor, March/April 2007 (see page 6).
  • "Iraq's Looted Arms Depots: What the GAO Didn't Mention...," FAS Strategic Security Blog, 9 April 2007.
  • "Somalia manpads scare forces FAA height ban," Flight International, 5 April 2007.
  • March
  • "Somali rebels down Ethiopian copter," International Herald Tribune, 30 March 2007.
  • "Civil aircraft self-protection system partly developed in SA," Engineering News, 30 March 2007.
  • "USA plans trial of civil aircraft Manpads protection using high-altitude UAVs" Flight International, 28 March 2007.
  • "Drones could defend airports," USA Today, 26 March 2007.
  • "Belarus says its plane hit by missile," Toronto Star, 25 March 2007.
  • "Smart Weapons: Short Range Surface-to-Air Missiles," Article form al-Fajr Information Center's Technical Mujahid, Issue Two SITE Institute, 22 March 2007.
  • "Dissident says Iran is training Iraqi Shiite fighters," International Herald Tribune, 20 March 2007.
  • "Appeals court upholds conviction of British arms trader," Newark Star-Ledger, 16 March 2007.
  • "Lethal Weapons," Govexec.com, 15 March 2007.
  • "Saab's New Protection System for Civilian Aircraft Successfully Demonstrated," Epicos.com, 15 March 2007.
  • "9/11 mastermind admits role in dozens of terror plots," USA Today, 15 March 2007.
  • "Iranian missiles blamed for coalition helicopter strikes," The Herald, 14 March 2007.
  • "DHS to Study UAV for Counter-MANPADS Role," Aviation Daily, 14 March 2007.
  • "For arms dealers it is hard times in southern Lebanon," Yalibnan, 12 March 2007.
  • "Belarusian transport plane apparently hit by missile, lands safely in Somalia," 12 March 2007.
  • "New weapons trafficking trial scheduled for Armenian immigrant in New York after key witness placed on suicide watch," International Herald Tribune, 12 March 2007.
  • "Iraqi Forces target insurgent training network, capture nine," Multi-national Corps - Iraq, 11 March 2007.
  • "Iraqi security forces find weapons cache in cemetary," Multi-national Corps - Iraq, 11 March 2007.
  • "OAS Member Countries Called Upon to Slow Spread of Shoulder-Fired Missiles," CQ.com, 8 March 2007.
  • "Mosque leaders sentenced in terror sting," Houston Chronicle, 8 March 2007.
  • "OAS to Address Threats Associated with Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS)," Press Advisory, Organization of American States, 5 March 2007.
  • "British trace missile in copter strike to Iran," The Washington Times, 4 March 2007.
  • "Pakistan arrests Taliban's No. 3," Globeandmail.com, 2 March 2007.
  • "Estonia Chooses New SHORAD Air Defense System," Defense Industry Daily, 1 March 2007.
  • February
  • "Iraqi Army, Task Force Lightning unearth massive weapons cache," Multi-National Force-Iraq, 28 February 2007.
  • "Judge rejects new trial for leaders of Albany, NY mosque convicted of supporting terrorism," International Herald Tribune, 26 February 2007.
  • "Flying in the face of terror," The Australian, 23 February 2007.
  • "State Department Co-Hosts NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund Workshop," US Department of State, 21 February 2007.
  • "Afghan war has lessons for U.S. pilots in Iraq," Washington Times, 21 February 2007.
  • "Copter Attacks in Iraq May Indicate New Battle Strategy," Washington Post, 21 February 2007.
  • "U.S. Sees More Savvy in Iraq Attack," LA Chronicle, 20 February 2007.
  • "U.S. cites 'sophisticated' attacks in helicopter downings in Iraq," San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 February 2007.
  • "Secret aid for al-Qa'ida in Somalia," The Australian, 19 February 2007.
  • "Anti-aircraft missiles found near Baghdad-military," Reuters, 17 February 2007.
  • "Nicaragua: Balancing arsenals and aid," ISN Security Watch, 16 February 2007.
  • "Shoulder-fired Missiles: A Serious Threat to Planes," CBS 2 Chicago, 15 February 2007.
  • "U.S. details methods insurgents use to shoot down copters," Stars and Stripes, 14 February 2007.
  • "Suspected Iranian Activity," The New York Times, 12 February 2007.
  • "Evidence shown of Iran's involvement in Iraq chaos," Reuters, 11 February 2007.
  • "Iranian Support for Lethal Activity in Iraq," Powerpoint presentation, 11 February 2007.
  • "List of U.S. helicopter crashes in Iraq," Miami Herald, 7 February 2007.
  • "Questions mount over US helicopter losses," BBC News, 7 February 2007.
  • "US officials insist on destruction of missiles in Nicaragua," San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 February 2007.
  • "US Department of Homeland Security Announces Eight Percent Increase in Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request," Fact Sheet, DHS, 5 February 2007.
  • "US Changes Chopper Tactics in Wake of Recent Downings," Aero-News.Net, 5 February 2007.
  • "Loss of 4 helicopters sparks procedure changes," CNN International, 4 February 2007.
  • "Ortega: No to missile destruction," MWC News, 3 February 2007.
  • "Claification Regarding Honduran Military Aircraft," Press Release, US Embassy in Managua, 4 February 2007.
  • January
  • "Threat to US copters doubted," Boston Globe, 30 January 2007.
  • "Year of US Sanction - And Record Sales - For Rosoboronexport," Defense News, 29 January 2007. Sources quoted in the article claim that Russia has sold shoulder-fired Iglas within the past two years
  • "USA and Europe hone air security," Flight International, 23 January 2007.
  • "Russia denies new deliveries of Strelets air defense system to Syria," FIA Novosti, 23 January 2007.
  • "Evidence shows Army helicopter that crashed in Iraq may have been shot down," San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 January 2007.
  • "Deadly US helicopter crash caused by missile - CNN," Reuters.uk, 22 January 2007.
  • "Row over anti-rocket defence," The Australian, 20 January 2007.
  • "Australian envoy urges MANPAD control," Houston Chronicle, 19 January 2007.
  • "Testing a Missile Shield for Airliners," The New York Times, 17 January 2007.
  • "Northrop Grumman in talks with unspecified airline to test anti-missile defences on passenger aircraft," Flight International, 17 January 2007.
  • "Northrop Grumman Begins Operational Test and Evaluation of its Guardian Commercial Airline Anti-Missile System," Primenewswire, 16 January 2007.
  • "Planes may have a Guardian," Los Angeles Daily News, 15 January 2007.
  • "Secretary Rumsfeld Joint Media Availability with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov," US Department of Defense News Transcript, 11 January 2007. Brief Discussion of MANPADS in Iraq, Russian MANPADS Controls, and the US-Russian MANPADS Agreement [bold added].
  • "Smith Bill to Aid War on Terror Becomes Law," PR Newswire, 11 January 2007.
  • "Sting conviction challenged," Albany Times Union, 3 January 2007.
  • 2006

    December
  • "Man detained in connection with alleged coup plot probe in Armenia," Associated Press, 29 December 2006.
  • "Gov't Speeds Up Missile Defense for El Al," Arutz Sheva, 28 December 2006.
  • "Report: Hamas Possesses Propellant for SAMs," Arutz Sheva, 27 December 2006.
  • "U.S.: Hezbollah recovers, and Iran helps," Seattle Post Intelligencer, 18 December 2006.
  • Lugar-Obama Passed by Congress, Press Release, Office of Senator Richard Lugar, 11 December 2006.
  • "Task Force 4-31 discovers anti-aircraft weapons", Press Release, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs, 10 December 2006.
  • House Passed Bill Contains Important Royce Provisions Targeting the Proliferation of Shoulder-Fired Missiles, , Press Release, Office of Rep. Ed Royce, 8 December 2006.
  • Missile-Proofing Runways , Popular Science, 5 December 2006.
  • November
  • Chad rebels 'down military plane', BBC News, 28 November 2006.
  • F-16 pilot missing after Iraq crash, Army Times, 28 November 2006.
  • Police foil sale of air defense systems in southern Russia, UPI, 28 November 2006.
  • Salafists Acquire SAM Capability, Middle East Newsline, 27 November 2006.
  • Iran Rejects Arms Sales to Somalia, FARS News Agency, 15 November 2006.
  • UN names states sending illicit arms to Somalia, Financial Times, 14 November 2006.
  • "OSCE Centre holds workshop in Ashgabad on combating illicit spread of small arms and light weapons", Noticias.info, 3 November 2006.
  • October
  • "Anti-missile Fight Widens", Flight International, 31 October 2006.
  • "Missile fired at plane in Chad misses target", Independent Online (South Africa), 24 October 2006.
  • "Contracts to shield planes from missiles are awarded", Govexec.com, 23 October 2006.
  • "Raytheon to Demonstrate Aircraft Protection System Under DHS Contract," Raytheon Company, 23 October 2006.
  • "Airport Defense: Lasers, Microwaves," Defensetech.org, 23 October 2006.
  • "Funds available for defense on passenger jets in test, systems would go on a few planes to protect against shoulder-fired missiles," San Francisco Chronicle, 20 October 2006.
  • "Hamas Renews Order for SAMs ," Middle East Newsline, 17 October 2006.
  • "U.S. Navy to try new anti-MANPAD system," United Press International, 15 October 2006.
  • "IDF intelligence: Hamas has anti-aircraft missiles," Jerusalem Post, 17 October 2006.
  • "Redstone helps save Army fliers," The Huntsville Times, 14 October 2006.
  • "FAA begins equipping its jets with anti-missile systems," San Francisco Chronicle, 12 October 2006.
  • "N.Y. mosque leaders found guilty," Associated Press, 11 October 2006.
  • "IA,MND-B Soldiers detain terrorists, seize munitions," press release, Multi-National Force - Iraq, 11 October 2006.
  • "Interview with Defense News: John Hillen, Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs", 11 October 2006.
  • "Salvadoran president says would-be assassin planned to down his helicopter with missile," Associated Press, 8 October 2006.
  • "Loan goes to heart of terror case," Albany Times Union, 4 October 2006.
  • "FBI investigates mob-terrorist link," Baltimore Sun, 2 October 2006.
  • September
  • "Prosecutors: Guam used as weapons smuggling base" The Honolulu Advisor, 29 September 2006.
  • "Peru police bust network smuggling munitions to Colombia," People's Daily Online, 27 September 2006.
  • "Lebanon: We need missiles against IAF aircraft," ynetnews.com, 25 September 2006.
  • "Man in missile plot gets 18 years," Associated Press, 25 September 2006.
  • "Milestone Reached in NATO Partnership for Peace Arms Destruction Project in Ukraine," Dailytech.com, 18 September 2006.
  • "Fedex Tests Northrop Grumman Anti-Missile System," Dailytech.com, 18 September 2006.
  • "L-3 Communications AVISYS Extends its Civil Aircraft Self-Protection Systems Offering," Business Wire, 18 September 2006.
  • "Tapes roll on sting's details," Albany Times Union, 16 September 2006.
  • "Trial for 2 Men in Terror Case Begins," Associated Press (posted on Washington Post website), 13 September 2006.
  • "Northrop, BAE Say Airliner Missile Defenses Are Ready," Bloomberg, 12 September 2006.
  • "US May be Unprepared for Al-Qaeda Attack Echoing Past Tactics," Bloomberg, 6 September 2006.
  • "Moscow denies it sent air defense systems to S. Ossetia," Interfax, 6 September 2006.
  • "Missile Fired at McCain's Helicopter," New York Sun, 5 September 2006.
  • "U.S. Embassy: Senate Delegation Helicopter Not Fired Upon," Civil.Ge, 5 September 2006.
  • August
  • "Threat of terrorist missile attack leads US anti-terror chiefs to revive throttles-only airliner pilot training study," Flight International, 29 August 2006.
  • "Australia, EU warn of portable missile threat," Agence France-Presse (posted on Defense News website), 25 August 2006.
  • Conference on Disarmament Hears from IAEA on Means of Verifying Compliance with a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty, United Nations Conference on Disarmament, 24 August 2006. Includes statements on manpads threat by UK and Australian delegates.
  • "Four Defendants are Caught in an Undercover Sting Operation Attempting to Purchase a Large Number of Surface-to-Air Missiles, Missile Launchers, and Hundreds of AK-47 Automatic Rifles," Department of Justice, Eastern District of New York, 21 August 2006.
  • "Airlines vulnerable to shoulder-fired missile attacks" Edmonton Journal, 20 August 2006.
  • "Bush ordered plans for air travel safety protection from terror attacks need for skies" San Francisco Chronicle, 20 August 2006.
  • "Ex-Bolivia Leader: U.S. Won't Clear Role" The Associated Press (post on the Washington Post website), 17 August 2006.
  • "BAE Systems Enters Third Phase of Commercial Aircraft Missile Defense System Procurement" BAE Systems, 14 August 2006.
  • "Special Report: Then I saw the missile hit the chopper" Ynetnews, 14 August 2006.
  • "BMD Focus: More delays on MANPADs" United Press International, 10 August 2006.
  • "Northrop Grumman Receives Phase III Contract for Commercial Airliner Protection System" Northrop Grumman Corp, 8 August 2006.
  • "Iran answers Hizbullah call for SAM systems" Jane's Defense Weekly, 7 August 2006.
  • "Saab Story: No More Arms Sales to Venezuela" Defense Industry Daily, 7 August 2006.
  • "Hezbollah anti-tank fire causing most IDF casualties in lebanon" Haaretz.com, 6 August 2006. Briefly refers to IDF reports that Hezbollah has acquired SA-18s from Iran.
  • "US govt report: Anti-missile airliner protection 'not ready' but counter-Manpads technology progressing," Flight International, 2 August 2006.
  • "CCCI Convicts 24 Insurgents, One Sentenced to Life Imprisonment," US Central Command, 1 August 2006.
  • Omar Radam Khalaf sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for possessing illegal weapons, including 9 surface-to-air missiles.

    June/July
  • "Airline Anti-Missile System Years Away," Associated Press, 31 July 2006.
  • "Georgia: civilian dies, rebel warlord escapes," Relief Web, 27 July 2006.
  • "Saab back in the race for aircraft countermeasures," Flight International, 25 July 2006.
  • "Danger on the ground," The Belfast Telegraph, 24 July 2006.
  • "Nicaraguan Assembly Agrees to Destroy More SAM-7 Missiles," Agence France-Presse, 14 July 2006.
  • "Northrop to sell laser shield 'bubble' for airports," CNNMoney.com, 12 July 2006.
  • "Searching for shields," Flight International, 11 July 2006.
  • "Pilots take aim at countermeasures," Flight International, 26 June 2006.
  • "Moving Target," Govexec.com, 7 June 2006.
  • "Deal signed with Bofors for missile repair," Daily Times, 2 June 2006.
  • April/May
  • "Iranian-backed militia groups take control of much of southern Iraq," Maimi Herald, 27 May 2006.
  • "Pak to produce modified version of Qiang Wei-2 missiles," Daily News & Analysis (Mombai), 24 May 2006.
  • "El Al Israeli Airlines December Geneva missile attack foiled by Swiss intelligence," Flight International, 22 May 2006.
  • "Three arms caches found in Chechnya," ITAR-TASS, 22 May 2006.
  • "U.S. seeks new means to protect air travelers Hunt on for back to anti-missile laser," San Francisco Chronicle, 24 April 2006.
  • "Man Pleads Guilty in Plot to Import Shoulder-Fired Missiles," NBC4 TV Los Angeles, 19 April 2006.
  • February/March
  • "Man Enters Guilty Plea in Terrorism Case," San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 March 2006.
  • "State Department Targets Stores of Shoulder-fired Missiles," Washington File, State Department, 30 March 2006.
  • "Military Deploys Guided Missile Systems," The Korea Times, 24 March 2006.
  • "Day five on the Jabouri Peninsula yields more significant finds," Multi-National Force-Iraq, 23 March 2006.
  • "Pakistanis accused of aiding Taliban with missile parts," The Independent, 14 March 2006
  • "China offers missile replacement for Bolivia," The Washington Times, 27 February 2006
  • "Arms dealer is freed after FBI refuses to disclose key evidence," The Sunday Times (London), 25 February 2006
  • "Iran launches new surface-to-air missile production," Jane's Defense Weekly, 13 February 2006
  • "Stopping Dangerous Weapons Proliferation Highest U.S. Priority," Washington File, 9 February 2006
  • "Anti-Aircraft Missile Found Near Georgian-South Ossetian Conflict Zone," Prime News (Georgia), 3 February 2006
  • "Anti-missile bids set for next stage" Flight International, 31 January 2006