Piracy can no longer be dismissed as just the stuff of movies. Its growing impact on the world economy and the likelihood that terrorists will use piracy to achieve their objectives demand a forceful response. The Aerial Common Sensor (ACS), being developed by the Army and now also the Navy, could be part of the answer with its capability to find, fix, track, and target pirates wherever they hide and, in so doing, strike a crucial blow in the war on terror.
Countering Terror Piracy from the Air
By Captain Steven A. Givler, U.S. Air Force