18 U.S. Code § 2332g - Missile systems designed to destroy aircraft
Missile systems designed to destroy aircraft
(a) Unlawful Conduct.—
(1)In general.—Except as provided in paragraph (3), it shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly produce, construct, otherwise acquire, transfer directly or indirectly, receive, possess, import, export, or use, or possess and threaten to use—
(A) an explosive or incendiary rocket or missile that is guided by any system designed to enable the rocket or missile to—
otherwise direct or guide the rocket or missile to an aircraft;
any device designed or intended to launch or guide a rocket or missile described in subparagraph (A); or
Paragraph (1)(A) does not apply to any device that is neither designed nor redesigned for use as a weapon.
(3)Excluded conduct.—This subsection does not apply with respect to—
conduct by or under the authority of the United States or any department or agency thereof or of a State or any department or agency thereof; or
conduct pursuant to the terms of a contract with the United States or any department or agency thereof or with a State or any department or agency thereof.
(b)Jurisdiction.—Conduct prohibited by subsection (a) is within the jurisdiction of the United States if—
(c) Criminal Penalties.—
Any person who violates, or attempts or conspires to violate, subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $2,000,000 and shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not less than 25 years or to imprisonment for life.
Any person who, in the course of a violation of subsection (a), uses, attempts or conspires to use, or possesses and threatens to use, any item or items described in subsection (a), shall be fined not more than $2,000,000 and imprisoned for not less than 30 years or imprisoned for life.
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