Israel Outfitting Passenger Planes With Laser Defense System

Israel has successfully completed a series of tests of an anti-missile laser defense system for passenger planes, the system’s manufacturer has announced. Elbit System’s MUSIC system, aka Sky Shield, is designed to protect against shoulder-fired missiles. The system is mounted on the underbelly of commercial aircraft and fires a laser that deflects incoming missiles away from the plane. Several planes have already been outfitted with the system, with more to come. Below is a dramatization of the system in action.



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