Tag Archives | C-MUSIC

The VIPs are protected, but what about us?

More and more VIP transports are being equipped with protection from shoulder-launched missiles.  Today, 95% of the potential threats to civil and military aircraft are from these deadly hand-held weapons, which are easy to use and obtain.  In the 1990s the threat was 50% from radar-directed weapons and the rest from shoulder-launched. Given this changing […]

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The price of protecting passenger aircraft from missiles

Will on-board countermeasures become an integral part of airliners around the world? The answer is no.   What has been for many years an integral part of almost every VIP aircraft will not become standard equipment on airliners.   This is not because they are not needed, but because they cost a lot of money […]

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The “side effects” of terror – flying near the Sinai desert

The threat of terror is putting the airline industry under pressure without even performing a hostile act. The security apparatus that surrounds the industry worldwide has an enormous price tag. Now, the potential threat may force two Israeli airlines to phase out a certain type of aircraft used on domestic flights.This is the situation – […]

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Protecting the passenger aircraft – the process begins

Passenger aircraft were not designed to carry countermeasures. However, the world has changed and these aircraft are easy targets for terrorists with shoulder-launched missiles.   Israel will become the first country to impose rules on the installation of such countermeasures on the fleet of the country’s airlines.   However, this is already creating problems and […]

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Imminent threat, available solution, implementation

There is no way to put it less bluntly. Will airlines around the world equip their aircraft with countermeasures that can defeat shoulder-launched missiles before an airliner is downed, or after?The question has been relevant for some years, but it is more so when Israel is about to begin installing such countermeasures on its fleet […]

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The threat, the solution, the implementation – will the world wake up?

In some countries the tendency is to ignore. This is despite the solid fact that at least 50,000 shoulder-launched missiles are in the hands of all sorts of terror organisations around the world.   The last boost to that wide world stock came courtesy of the late Muammar Gaddafi, the leader of Libya, who stockpiled […]

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To handle a threat with “MUSIC”

A “hot” piece of intelligence may finally be the trigger that will lead to the installation of countermeasures on Israeli passenger aircraft.The first decision to install countermeasures was made in 2002, but disagreements between ministries slowed the process to a halt.Earlier this week, however, a threat alert generated a number of “precautions” – and a […]

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Protection against shoulder-launched missiles, mandatory?

How realistic is it that passenger aircraft might be equipped with protection systems against the threat of shoulder-launched missiles?I think that unless regulatory bodies decide these systems are mandatory, they will not be fitted. To mount these systems on an aircraft would mean less passengers in the cabin, which would not please the airlines. Only […]

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