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Terrorists pose a severe threat to Aviation globally by using tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to follow through with their agenda. Since September 11, 2001, terrorists have sought to exploit vulnerabilities in airports, aircraft, and the aviation cyberspace domain in order to conduct lethal attacks. In response, the U.S. has established several authoritative bodies, including the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) tasked with mitigating and preventing the terrorism threat to aviation.
On 17 January 2022, Houthi forces used cruise missiles and kamikaze UAS to attack multiple infrastructure sites in Abu Dhabi, including an oil refinery and the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The attack resulted in three fatalities and impacted Emirati civilian aviation activity, including flight cancellations.