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BA considers anti-missile systems

British Airways has confirmed it is considering fitting anti-missile systems to its aircraft to protect against terrorist attacks, as it resumes flights to Saudi Arabia after a security scare. The airline said on Friday it was in talks with aerospace firms on the anti-missile technology available, but said it was still “early days” for the project. It also said it would be resuming flights to Saudi Arabia on Saturday following the suspension of services last month for fear of a terrorist attack. Flights were suspended on 13 August after the Department for Transport said it had received “credible intelligence of a serious threat to UK aviation interests in Saudi Arabia”. Confirming its interest in anti-missile systems, a BA spokeswoman said: “We are currently talking to manufacturers to understand the feasibility of deploying anti-missile systems on civilian aircraft.” Full Story

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