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El Al equips fleet with anti-missile system
Last updated: 22 September 2014

published: 24 MAY 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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Next month, Israel's national airline El Al will begin equipping all of its planes with an anti-missile system called Flight Guard -- the first airline in the world to use such a system. The planes will be equipped with a Doppler radar system, made up of four antennas at the front, two on the sides and four at the back of the plane. Within seconds of a missile being detected, an onboard computer releases flares, firing at different angles to act as a diversion. (CNN)