Israel produces a viable missile defense system....
Elbit Systems's SkyGuard system is being purchased by El Al:
Israel’s Defense Ministry announced Wednesday that SkyShield, developed by Elbit Systems, had successfully concluded operational tests and is certified for commercial use to counter the growing threat of man-portable surface-to-air missile systems (MANPADS)....
Also known as C-MUSIC, a commercial version of Elbit’s multi-spectral infrared countermeasure, SkyShield uses advanced laser technology and thermal imaging to deflect incoming threats by way of jamming.
Funded by Israel’s Transportation Ministry and managed by MoD in cooperation with Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority, SkyShield is the government’s belated response to a failed November 2002 attack in Mombasa, Kenya. In that event, terrorists targeted an Israeli charter flight with SA-7 missiles that narrowly missed the aircraft and the 261 people on board.
Here is more detail on Israel's revolutionary new system.
Bottom Line. Once again, Israel comes to the rescue. SkyGuard should be installed forthwith on commercial airliners worldwide--provided the technology is not shared with terror sponsors who might reverse engineer to try to defeat the system.
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