El Al to fit anti-missile system

Israel’s national airline is ready to fit the world’s first anti-missile protection system on passenger aircraft, according to reports.

El Al will install the first system on a Boeing jet over the next month, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported. The system, built by Israeli defence firms, will cost about $1m per plane.

It fires invisible flares to counter rocket attacks, such as a failed attempt to bring down an Israeli airliner in Mombasa, Kenya, in 2002. Full Story

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