BAE Systems has on its board William Schneider Jr. who is also connected with
International Planning Services, Inc.: President
G2 Satellite Solutions: Advisory board
Defense Forecasts International: Member, Board of Directors
Defense Group, Inc.(DGI): Member, Board of Directors

Schneider was a signatory to 7 of the 13 most commonly referenced letters and statements which outline the goals espoused in the Project for a New American Century...the neocon manifesto.

One of these letters, written within 9 days after 9/11 states, in part,
"A serious and victorious war on terrorism will require a large increase in defense spending. Fighting this war may well require the United States to engage a well-armed foe, and will also require that we remain capable of defending our interests elsewhere in the world. We urge that there be no hesitation in requesting whatever funds for defense are needed to allow us to win this war."

Then in Jan 2003,
"To rebuild, transform, and man our military adequately for its many missions and responsibilities, defense spending will need to be increased by an additional $70 to $100 billion."

That's money some people wouldn't hesitate to kill for.
Especially when they're in the killing industry.

The other PNAC letters and statements that Schneider signed are as follows:

And, of course, the ever infamous

Dr. Schneider, (proud PNAC "New Pearl Harbor" member) appears to be a uniquely positioned individual.
BAE Systems -- "an industry leader in flight control systems" -- is a one-stop shop for everything you'd need to simultaneously hijack 4 jetliners by remote.

While DGI is a one-stop shop for Homeland Security solutions.

"Dr. William Schneider, Jr.
former Under Secretary State for Security, Science and Technology

Prior to serving on the (BAE) board, Dr. Schneider was formerly Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology (1982-1986). He served as Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (198l-2) prior to being nominated as Under Secretary by the President.

BAE Systems Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, BAE Systems, Inc. employs some 45,000 employees in the US, UK, Sweden, Israel and South Africa generating annual sales in excess of $10 billion. BAE Systems Inc. consists of three operating groups that provide support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems; design, develop and manufacture a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications; and design, develop, produce, and provide service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems and intelligent munitions.

BAE Systems Inc.'s products and services include:

Combat Systems: Electronic identification systems; infrared imaging; mine countermeasures; camouflage systems and signature management; and mobile operations towers.

Information & Electronic Warfare Systems: Electronic jammers and acoustic countermeasures; decoys; dispensing systems; radar warning receivers; laser warning systems; passive missile warners, radio frequency and IR countermeasures.

Avionics and Navigation: Precision landing systems; Doppler, GPS and inertial navigation systems; flight management systems; head-up displays; information processing; mission planning, acoustic communications, and underwater surveillance.

Aeronautics Products: Military and commercial flight controls, aircraft engine controls, avionics and vehicle management systems; unmanned air vehicles and targets; air structure modification and maintenance, threat warning systems, and missile seekers.

Systems Technical Support: Integration of shipboard combat systems; command, control and communications engineering; and range systems and support.

Information Systems: Mission management and strategic warplanning systems; imagery; mapping systems; test and space systems; information services; training and facilities management.

Communications and Data Links: Wide-band spread spectrum, Networking Packet Radio; common and tactical data links; antennas and apertures, and integration of C4I.

Reconnaissance and Surveillance: Theatre airborne reconnaissance systems, Advanced tactical air reconnaissance and EO reconnaissance, and Forward-Looking IR navigational system.

Space Electronics: Missile and satellite electronics, and radiation-hardened digital components.

Technology and Innovation: Future Combat Systems, Intelligent Munitions, Advanced propellant guns, Hybrid Electric Power Supply, and Automation & Robotics.

Other board members of BAE Systems:
Richard J. Kerr
former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
Mr. Kerr served in the U.S. Intelligence community for 32 years - from September 1960 until March 1992. He started as a country analyst in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and ended his career as the senior professional intelligence officer in the U.S. government serving as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.

Dr. Robert S. Cooper
former Director, DARPA
Dr. Cooper is currently President, CEO, Director and co-founder of Atlantic Aerospace Electronics Corporation. From 1981 to 1985, Dr. Cooper was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Technology and simultaneously held the position of Director for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). As Assistant Secretary, he was principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on the allocation of Department resources to research, exploratory development and advanced development projects.

General Anthony C. Zinni (U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.)
former Commander-in-Chief, CENTCOM
Gen. Zinni was formerly Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command. While in the Marine Corps he held numerous command and staff assignments that include platoon, company, battalion, regimental, Marine expeditionary unit, and Marine expeditionary force command. His staff assignments included service on battalion, regimental, division, base, and service staffs in operations, training, special operations, counterterrorism, and manpower billets. Gen. Zinni most recently served as the United States Special Envoy to the Middle East.

General Kenneth A. Minihan (U.S. Air Force, Ret.)
former Director National Security Agency; Central Security Service
LtGen Minihan served more than thirty-three years of active commissioned service to the nation before retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1999. On his final tour of duty, he served as the 14th Director of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, a combat support agency of the Department of Defense with military and civilian personnel stationed worldwide. As Director, he was the senior uniformed intelligence officer in the Department of Defense. He also served as the Director of The Defense Intelligence Agency.

General J.H. Binford Peay, III (U.S. Army, Ret.)
former Vice Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army and Commander, U.S. Central Command
General Peay was a career U.S. Army officer who attained the rank of four-star general. His last two assignments were Vice Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army and Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command. Peay currently serves as Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute.

Lee H. Hamilton
former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Lee Hamilton, currently president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, served 34 years as a member of the U.S. Congress, Ninth District, Indiana. He served as Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Chair of the Joint Economic Committee.

Admiral Robert Natter (U.S. Navy, Ret.)
former Commander of Fleet Forces Command and Atlantic Command
Admiral Natter retired in 2003 after a 41-year Navy career, most recently serving as the commander of Fleet Forces Command and the Atlantic Fleet. In May 2000, he was honored as the fifth recipient of the Naval War College's annual Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award.

I can see the advertisement now.

Hey kids, to put together 4 simultaneous hijackings and run them by remote there's only ONE call you need to make!! (703) 907-8200

BUT, that requires the electronics of such a system to be worked out on paper...a schematic...or blueprint.
THAT means some average electrical engineer would have to do that work.

You'd think an average guy might think to himself, "Oh...My...God. The drafting work I did at BAE is all of a sudden suspicious because it was designed to facilitate what I just saw those airplanes do".
He's freaked...he tells his wife. She tells her hairdresser. Before you know it, it's all over the internet and eventually it's in Time Magazine.
Schneider goes under the microscope. He cracks...the jig is up.
Robert Penninger was an electrical engineer. He had worked for BAE Systems, a defense contractor in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego. He worked for them for the past 11 years. He enjoyed taking motorcycle trips with his wife.
He died at age 63 in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on board American Airlines Flight 77.

He was survived by his wife Janet, and his daughter Karen.

Nice and tidy.

Considering some of the other passengers on Flight 77, maybe a little too tidy:

Dong Lee, Ruben Ornedo, and Chad Keller all worked for Boeing. Lee also worked for the NSA. Stanley Hall, "the dean of electronic warfare," (along with Peter Gay, David Kolvacin, and Kenneth Waldie on other flights), worked for Raytheon.

William Caswell was a particle physicist who worked for the Navy. His job was so classified that his family had no clue as to what he did and did not know why he was flying to California.

Charles Droz, LCDR USN Ret, was a software developer for EM solutions (manufacturer of Wide Area Networks).

Robert Ploger and his wife were added "late" to the original CNN passenger list. He is the son of Major General Robert R Ploger USA, Ret, another "flag" link.
(this would require a look at Maj Gen Ploger...maybe he needed some "incentive" to stay quiet)

John Sammartino and Leonard Taylor worked at Xontech (missile defense), another company connected to the intelligence community, also with ties to Boeing.

Vicki Yancey worked for Vreedenberg Corp, yet another company connected to the intelligence community. Her father describes her death as a "planned murder." Her widower works for Northrup-Grumman.

Mary Jane Booth was in a position to know what was going on at Dulles Airport as secretary for American Airlines general manager.

John Yamnicky, 71, Capt USN Ret, was a defense contractor for Veridian who had done a number of "black ops," according to his son.

"In fairness, Washington, D.C. and it's suburbs draw a great number of contractors for the military and intelligence communities in their normal course of business. It may be mere coincidence that these passengers were all on the same flight; however; the government refuses to release information which would relieve our concerns."

The above names came from a FOIA request of the complete autopsy list for Flight 77. NO Arab names are included.