The threat to civil aviation posed by man-portable air defense systems (Manpads)–such as shoulder launched missiles–in conflict areas around the world is resulting in a requirement for intelligent systems to help counter the attacks. Saab’s Civil Aircraft Missile Protection (Camps) system has increasingly been used to combat such threats, Hannes Prinsloo, technical product manager South Africa for Saab told AIN.
Saab’s civil aircraft missile protection system (CAMPS) is on course for delivery to the launch customer toward the end of the year.
Cessna 208B Caravan, Vilanculos, Mozambique, June 30, 2006–The Caravan charter was approaching Vilankulo Airport at night when it crashed about 1.2 miles from the airport. At the time of the approach, the pilot said he thought he had experienced a loss of power. No significant weather was reported. The pilot was killed and the copilot and a passenger were seriously injured.