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Friday, September 09, 2011

Video: Elbit's new MUSIC anti-missile system for commercial aircraft

Now this is really neat.

Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Debbie R).

But the last I heard, it was only Israeli airlines that were installing it. Actually, this is a different system than Flight Guard. Maybe it's less expensive. Hmmm.

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At 2:46 AM, Blogger Krishna109 said...

Actually I believe the reason Flight Guard was replaced by NUSIC was that Flight Guard used flares which were considered by some to be a fire hazard-- here's more info from Wikipedia:


The system has proved controversial, with both the FAA[citation needed] and Switzerland raising fire hazard safety concerns. The Swiss have stated that any aircraft with the system installed will be grounded, despite uncovering a plot to down an El Al aircraft in that country[4]; other European countries have indicated that they might follow suit.

Although Flight Guard was approved by the CAA and several other countries, the Israel authority decided to buy laser-based jamming system called Multi-Spectral Infrared Countermeasure (MUSIC) which began development in 2008 , that does not use flares.[6] As of Nov 2009, few commercial aircraft have anti-aircraft missile protection systems, and these rely on flares as the countermeasure."


[Full disclosure: I own share of Elbit stock]


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