Archive: 6/18/2013
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  6/18/2013, Tammuz 10, 5773

El Al Testing System Against Shoulder-Launched Missiles


An El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 737 recently carried out a test flight with Elbit Systems' C-MUSIC (MUlti Spectral Infrared Countermeasures) system within the framework of the Magen Rakia (Sky Shield or Sky Guard) program to protect the company's airliners from shoulder-launched missiles. The MUSIC DIRCM (Directed Infra-Red Countermeasures) systems will be installed on all planes flying to destinations will an elevated threat status or places where a high risk has been declared, based on short-term intelligence.

Arkia and Yisrair planes will also be equipped with the system.