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Missile defence system launched in unpredictable market

It’s, without any doubt, an historic event. The question is whether it will have wide or very limited effects. Thirteen years after terrorists launched SA-7 shoulder-launched missiles at an Israeli 757 in Kenya, missing their target, the first countermeasures system has been installed on an Israeli passenger aircraft. The process was slow. Technology and bureaucracy […]

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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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Boeing and Elbit join forces to tackle missile threat

How do you persuade airlines to equip their fleets with systems that can counter shoulder-launched missiles?  It seems to be an impossible mission, but there may be parallel markets and that assumption resulted in co-operation between Boeing and Elbit Systems. According to the co-operation agreement, Boeing will offer Elbit’s directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) systems with […]

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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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Shoulder launched missiles…the threat , the solution, the politicians

Despite the great and immediate threat, no Israeli passenger aircraft is equipped with countermeasures against shoulder launched missiles. In recent days there has been another attempt to implement government decisions and to change this absurd situation. In November 2002, terrorists tried to bring down the Arkia plane that took off from Mombasa’s airport in Kenya. […]

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