Skip to comments.Potential LeT Hang Glider Attack has Precedent
Posted on 01/26/2010 3:50:39 AM PST by Cindy
SNIPPET: "India is on heightened alert for new terrorist attacks by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Among the concerns, the Times of India reported, is that the LeT has acquired more than 50 hang-gliders, possibly for use in an air-borne terrorist attack."
SNIPPET: "The use of hang-gliders by terrorist groups, although sounding like something out of a James Bond film, is not completely unheard of. On November 15, 1987, the Popular Front for the Liberation of PalestineGeneral Command undertook a similar attack aimed at Israel. The attack, known as the "night of the gliders" was undertaken by two PFLP-GC guerrillas with AK-47 assault rifles, pistols, and hand grenades. The attackers hit at the Gibor army camp near Kiryat Shmona and resulted in the deaths of six soldiers and the wounding of many others."
Read more at: http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/2010/01/potential-let-hang-glider-attack-would-not-be
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Jan 25, 2010 at 11:09 am
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“In any event, hang gliders are very slow moving, are easily seen by radar and pretty much would be a sitting duck for someone with a shot gun in a J-3 Cub, much less a military helicopter or fighter jet.”
I know other terrorist groups over the years have looked more at drones and radio controlled model planes rather than hang gliders.
It is interesting that there was an alleged purchase of 50 hang gliders by LET.
I’ll update this thread if there is more info.
I think they are referring to microlights, rather than unpowered hang-gliders.
Probably correct. The author is more than likely referring to powered "trikes", as opposed to a foot launched hang glider. This happens a lot in the press. Same thing with paragliders and powered paragliders, even though they aren't remotely associated with hang gliders in design. Although trikes were developed from hang gliders and share a common history, they are quite different and, in most cases, are not interchangeable. IOW, no one foot launches a trike wing (way too heavy) and a typical hang glider is not designed or built with the intention of being capable of powered flight. A trike would still be a sitting duck, though......
“Govt. has inputs about terrorists’ plans to target cities with para-gliders”
Wednesday, March 3, 2010,16:22 [IST]
SNIPPET: “New Delhi, March 3 (ANI): Union Government on Wednesday admitted that it has intelligence inputs about some terrorist groups who have acquired sophisticated technologies and planning to use para-gliders to carry out attack on Indian cities.
Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs M. Ramachandran said: “Indian Security Forces have equipped their troops with ultra-modern and sophisticated equipments to detect and neutralize such contingency.””
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