The secret of the popularity of the Israeli "Guardian of the Sky"

The secret of the popularity of the Israeli "Guardian of the Sky"

The Israeli company Elbit Systems has officially announced victory in a number of tenders for the supply of several countries in the Asia-Pacific region with compact systems that protect certain types of aircraft from ground-to-air missiles. Judging by the amount of signed contracts in excess of $ 135 million, there are many who wish. What are these systems and why did the choice fall on them? What is the secret of popularity?


In this case we are talking about a whole family of devices - MUSIC (Multi Spectral Infrared Countermeasures), which are DIRCM (Directed Infra-Red Countermeasures) systems that use four thermal imaging cameras to detect missile launch with a thermal (infrared, Infra Red) head homing and further neutralizing their attack by creating directional interference using a laser beam.

We’ll make a reservation right away: fight against the Magen Rakiya systems (in Russian translation - “Guard of the Sky”) by forces, mainly with portable anti-aircraft missile systems of the Strela or Stinger type. At the same time, we are not talking about equipping them with fighters or attack aircraft. In the Air Force, Sky Guards can only be in demand for military transport aircraft, tankers, a maximum of some types of helicopters (for them, by the way, there is a very compact Mini-MUSIC modification). But for civilian sides aviation these systems are recognized as perhaps the best possible - they are easy to install and do not in any way degrade the flight characteristics of the same passenger liners.

It is no coincidence that this system was developed and implemented precisely in the Middle East - in a region that is almost more than others in the world suffering from various manifestations of terrorism. Compact MANPADS long ago became available to most terrorist groups, using them without any hesitation.

According to the official stories, work on the MUSIC was launched just after, in 2002, two missiles from the Strela MANPADS were launched on the Boeing 757 of the Israeli airline Arkiya, which departed from Kenya. The attack, fortunately, was unsuccessful, but forced the Israeli gunsmiths to tackle the urgent problem.

A major distinguishing feature of the “Guardians of the Sky”, which gives them an undeniable advantage for use in the field of civil aviation, is their compatibility with its infrastructure and specifics. Everyone knows that the most dangerous from the point of view of a missile attack using MANPADS are the moments of take-off and landing of the aircraft. In such cases, almost the only way to counteract the blow was always shooting thermal traps that led the rockets behind them. However, this technology, firstly, can serve as reliable protection by no means against all types of constantly improving GOS.

Secondly, heat traps that are fired off at the signal of missile warning systems near the missile approach warning system if the aircraft was at low altitude at the time of their release can easily cause a fire on the ground. Especially when it comes to a civilian airfield with a large number of aircraft and possible fuel spills. Yes, the same forest or field may well erupt, not to mention nearby buildings, including residential ones. MUSIC systems in this case are completely safe, because they are their "anti-missile weapons»Laser fires will definitely not work.

In this regard, it seems quite logical that these systems were already chosen by representatives of Germany, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and a number of other countries as protection for their aircraft. According to available information, MUSIC devices that are perfectly compatible with both Boeing and Airbus aircraft were spotted on the “sides No. 1” owned by French President Emanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The latter fact, perhaps, can be considered the most convincing evidence of the reliability of this system.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins 6 March 2020 11: 14 New
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    Very interesting. I join those who consider this development promising. I am sure she has a very great future!
    1. neri73-r 6 March 2020 14: 09 New
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      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Very interesting. I join those who consider this development promising. I am sure she has a very great future!

      An analogue of our "President-S".
      1. neri73-r 8 March 2020 13: 18 New
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        Why are you the Jews set up cons? I am wrong? Or more expensive? Have you broken an advertisement? wassat so everyone knows that the President is better and cheaper!
        1. kiborg 8 March 2020 17: 56 New
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          How can it be cheaper if the functionality of the Israeli system is cut in comparison with the president, s ?? This is a cheaper alternative for civilian aircraft.
  2. Lopatov 6 March 2020 11: 28 New
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    That’s all nonsense.
    While there is no control over MANPADS, while for solving immediate tasks MANPADS are transferred to anyone, including terrorists, all of these systems for protecting civil aviation - like a dead poultice.
    1. Vitaly gusin 6 March 2020 12: 34 New
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      Quote: Spade
      That’s all nonsense.

      This system has been on civilian aircraft in Israel since 2014, and the security services and the military do not consider this rubbish and those who bought it also do not consider it rubbish.
      1. Lopatov 6 March 2020 12: 36 New
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        Quote: Vitaly Gusin
        This system has been on civilian aircraft in Israel since 2014, and the security services and the military do not consider this rubbish and those who bought it also do not consider it rubbish.

        And MANPADS in large numbers appeared among terrorists only now.
        Butch will end in Syria, then we'll see.
        1. Vitaly gusin 6 March 2020 12: 43 New
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          Quote: Spade
          And MANPADS in large numbers appeared among terrorists

          The facts suggest otherwise.
          In the 1980s, Afghan rebels shot down 269 Soviet military aircraft, including fighters, with their Stinger missiles.
          1. Lopatov 6 March 2020 12: 55 New
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            Quote: Vitaly Gusin
            The facts suggest otherwise.

            Yes?
            Well let's get your facts
            How many launches of MANPADS on civilian aircraft over the past five years?
            How many of them were unsuccessful due to the development of Elbit Systems?


            Quote: Vitaly Gusin
            In the 1980s, Afghan rebels shot down 269 Soviet military aircraft, including fighters, with their Stinger missiles.

            And?
            What does this have to prove?
            1. Vitaly gusin 6 March 2020 14: 40 New
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              Quote: Spade
              And?
              What does this have to prove?

              And MANPADS in large numbers appeared among terrorists only now.
              Only one thing that in 1980, terrorists already used them. And that’s it.
              Quote: Spade
              Well let's get your facts

              I am not an employee of the Israeli security services, for this I do not have such information.
              There were reports that Hizbala and Islamic jihad were armed with MANPADS and they tried to use them, but not successfully. That's why the decision was made and funds were allocated for development and production. And they were installed on all Israeli civilian aircraft and are sold successfully abroad.
              If you are interested in more advanced information, you will find it on the Internet.
              1. Lopatov 6 March 2020 19: 40 New
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                Quote: Vitaly Gusin
                And MANPADS in large numbers appeared among terrorists only now.
                The only thing is that in 1980 terrorists already used them. And that’s it.

                You yourself decide, it was the "rebels", as you wrote earlier, or the terrorists.

                That is, there are still no facts ...

                Quote: Vitaly Gusin
                I am not an employee of the Israeli security services, for this I do not have such information.

                If there was at least one launch of MANPADS on a civilian aircraft, this would be squeaked from every iron ...
                So ...

          2. maidan.izrailovich 6 March 2020 13: 46 New
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            In the 1980s, Afghan rebels shot down 269 Soviet military aircraft ....

            Do not lie.
            125 together with transporters.
            1. Vitaly gusin 6 March 2020 14: 58 New
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              Quote: maidan.izrailovich
              Do not lie

              Yes, do not lie!
              Later, they had a hand in the supply of the Stingers eagerly told what a wonderful weapon they were. Allegedly thanks to him, the USSR lost the war in Afghanistan and came to collapse. It was stated that 340 missiles fired [b] 269 targets [/ b] - with an efficiency of almost 80% (which is technically unlikely).
              https://warspot.ru/3988-stingery-v-afganistane-fakty-i-legendy
              The supplies of the Stingers to Afghan dushmans in the 1980s forced the Soviet command to change the tactics of using aircraft against gangs. According to various estimates, out of 450 planes and helicopters lost by the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, about 270 were shot down by MANPADS fire.
              https://ria.ru/20180116/1512717432.html
              However, the transfer of the "Stingers" to the Afghans increased the number of cases of destruction of Soviet helicopters and aircraft to 20%. While the Mujahideen used the SA-7, they hit the target in only 3% of cases. Total for the war in Afghanistan was 270 Soviet aircraft were shot down.
              https://inosmi.ru/politic/20181004/243381699.html
              And who is lying to us?
              1. Akuzenka 6 March 2020 23: 00 New
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                You still bring Wikipedia to experts. Funny, bring propaganda material with arguments.
              2. neri73-r 8 March 2020 13: 13 New
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                Ha, ha, found a source, inosmi lol write 10504 planes, why are we basurman infidels considered ..... wassat
          3. Alexey RA 6 March 2020 14: 25 New
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            Quote: Vitaly Gusin
            In the 1980s, Afghan rebels shot down 269 Soviet military aircraft, including fighters, with their Stinger missiles.

            However, until recently, the spread of MANPADS was still able to be controlled. The "Afghan" MANPADS for the most part remained in Afghanistan. In the same Chechnya during both Chechen operations, MANPADS were quite rare.

            The massive spread and spread of MANPADS began after the events of Libya. First, MANPADS scattered from the warehouses of Gaddafi. Then, during the war in Syria, the robbery of warehouses of the Syrian army began, including with air defense systems. Plus, deliveries went from all the "sponsors" of the Syrian conflict - and even Kurds appeared with MANPADS.
            1. Vitaly gusin 6 March 2020 15: 19 New
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              Quote: Alexey RA
              The massive spread and spread of MANPADS began after the events of Libya.

              Back in early 2000, Iran manufactured local versions of the Chinese QW-1 and QW-1M MANPADS, which are called Misaq-1 and -2 and are capable of quickly hitting air targets flying to a height of up to 4000 meters from a distance of 5 km. And these MANPADS were supplied to Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad.
              One of the pariahs was intercepted by the Israeli Navy.
          4. kiborg 8 March 2020 18: 01 New
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            Not rebels, but bandits. Not with their own missiles, but with American ones. But what will we call Palestinians as insurgents fighting for their territory against the Israeli invaders ..
            Yes, you can throw them a tactical weapon and say that they themselves made it ..
            1. Vitaly gusin 8 March 2020 18: 41 New
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              Quote: kiborg
              Not rebels, but bandits

              Not a spy, but a scout.
              Quote: kiborg
              not with their own missiles, but with American ones.

              Not Syrian air defenses and tanks, but Russian ones.
              Quote: kiborg
              Palestinians will be called rebels fighting for their territory against the Israeli occupiers ..

              In 1948 they abandoned their state, they wanted the whole territory, after a series of wars that always lost, lost territory. Give examples from the history of all centuries?
              Quote: kiborg
              Yes, you can throw them tactical weapons and say that they themselves made them.

              Well, this is done all the time today.
              Noticed that all this GAME OF WORDS.
              1. kiborg 8 March 2020 19: 38 New
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                No need to juggle, satirists on stage can engage in puns, but not politics. Otherwise, this is a provocation and their subversive activity is directed against states and peoples. In the 90s, Western media also called Chechen bandits rebels, while terrorists from all over the world had already gathered there. All sorts of ki like hattab and other abominations. And this substitution of concepts was carried out intentionally.

                About tanks and air defense, no one denies that they are Russian. Basically, of course, still Soviet. But Russian weapons are also supplied there. In addition to aviation, and tactical missiles. Netanyahu very often visited Putin for a reason ..

                This is where it is recorded that they abandoned the state ??
                Just the Jews came and squeezed out part of the Palestinian lands. Arabs do not know how to fight, and the Jews supported the United States, supplying them with high-tech weapons.
                Yes, Trump gave Jerusalem ... Here is a degenerate .. Now your confrontation will only intensify. And next to Iran. And he has rockets, and Netanyahu doesn’t go there ...
                1. Vitaly gusin 8 March 2020 22: 28 New
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                  Quote: kiborg
                  In addition to aviation, and tactical missiles.

                  Russia accounts for 71% of Syrian purchases of major weapons.
                  This includes armored combat vehicles, tanks, artillery systems, attack helicopters, combat aircraft, missiles and rocket launchers.
                  The Syrian Air Force has MiG-23, MiG-25, Su-22, Su-24, attack helicopters Mi-24/25.
                  The Scud and Tochka-U missiles, which were fired at rebel positions and toward Israel.
                  Quote: kiborg
                  This is where it is recorded that they abandoned the state ??

                  The project, which was supported primarily by the United States and the USSR, involved a separation Palestine into two independent states - Palestinian and Jewish. The Jewish state could include areas dominated by the Jewish population with a center in Tel Aviv, a large part of the rest of the territory was withdrawn to the Palestinian Arab state. Jerusalem was supposed to be declared an “open city” under international control.
                  The United Nations at the Second Session of its General Assembly on November 29, 1947 adopted a partition plan for Palestine (UN General Assembly Resolution No. 181).
                  Arab leaders, including the League of Arab States and the Palestinian High Arab Council, categorically rejected the UN plan for partition of Palestine and stated that they would make every effort to prevent its implementation. So, Jamal al-Husseini, the acting chairman of the Supreme Arab Council, on November 24, 1947 threatened that “Palestine will be swept by fire and blood if the Jews receive at least some of it”.
                  Quote: kiborg
                  Yes, Trump gave Jerusalem ..
                  lol
                  Three thousand years ago king david built his capital.
                  The second half of the III millennium BC - The first mention of Jerusalem that has come down to us in documents found during excavations of ancient Ebla.
                  XIX-XVIII centuries BC refers the story of the Torah (Pentateuch of Moses), mentioning Jerusalem under the name "Chalem" and its ruler Melkidedek. The Torah story about the sacrifice of Abraham on one of the Jerusalem Mountains - Mount Moriah dates to the same period. (22nd chapter of Genesis). Subsequently, King David will choose this place for the capital of the Jewish state, and King Solomon will build the Temple on this mountain.
                  THIS IS A HISTORY THAT ANY ENLIGHTED MAN KNOWS, MORE CHRISTIAN.
                  1. kiborg 8 March 2020 22: 53 New
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                    The Skud and Tochka-U missiles are not in service with the Russian army and have not been manufactured for a long time. Syrians use those missiles that they have left since the 90s
                    Another thing is that hezbollah is dragging Iranian missiles closer to the border with Israel.

                    The High Arab Council categorically rejected the UN plan for the partition of Palestine and stated that they would make every effort to hinder its implementation.

                    Well, you yourself have refuted yourself, they are not going to abandon the state .. That's why they are at war.

                    Three thousand years ago, King David ....

                    The grandmother remembered how she was a girl.
                    If you argue this way, then the Indians can claim back their America.
                    As for history, you can falsify as you like .. For the Arabs, this is not an argument.
                    1. Vitaly gusin 8 March 2020 23: 19 New
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                      Quote: kiborg
                      The Skud and Tochka-U missiles are not in service with the Russian army

                      Moscow has been delivering military supplies to Syria at the fastest pace since October, Five ships in six days. One of them is Orsk 2, an amphibious assault ship capable of carrying 20 tanks, 50 trucks, or 45 infantry fighting vehicles and up to 400 military personnel. The other two ships, Novocherkassk and Caesar Kunikov, are landing craft capable of carrying over 300 soldiers, tanks and other armored vehicles.
                      Quote: kiborg
                      Well, you yourself have refuted yourself, they are not going to abandon the state .. That's why they are at war.


                      The first thing that was offered
                      THEY REFUSED and wanted everything and stayed like an old woman with a broken trough
                      Quote: kiborg
                      If you argue this way, then the Indians can claim back their America.

                      Crimea was demanded.
                      No problem. Let them demand.
                      But seriously, then:
                      70 AD, the Romans completely destroyed the Second Temple and wiped out Jerusalem, religious and administrative the capital of the Jewish people. An independent Jewish state ceased to exist, and in the following decades, most Jews were expelled from Eretz Yisrael. However people never lost hope to return home and this dream is reflected in prayers and literary works. Every year during Jews, wherever they are, give a vow to meet “next year in Jerusalem,” and the bridegroom swears at the wedding: “if I forget about you, Jerusalem, let my right hand dry” (Psalm 137). and breaks a glass with his foot in memory of the destroyed temple
                      1. kiborg 9 March 2020 09: 18 New
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                        Moscow supplies military supplies to Syria at the fastest pace since October

                        Nobody is hiding this. Tanks, armored personnel carriers, Pinocchio, Solntsepek and other artillery systems are supplied. All this is necessary to fight terrorists. Only not planes and tactical missiles capable of threatening neighbors ...

                        Crimea was demanded.

                        In Crimea, a different situation. This is Russian territory, which, due to a misunderstanding, temporarily became part of Ukraine. In addition, the peninsula of the Ukrainian SSR was transferred, and not to independent Ukraine. But most importantly, the decision to reunite with Russia was made by the Crimeans themselves, holding a referendum.

                        70 AD, the Romans completely destroyed the Second Temple and wiped out Jerusalem from the face of the earth

                        Well, make a claim to Italy ... And here is Palestine? ..
                      2. Vitaly gusin 9 March 2020 10: 20 New
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                        Quote: kiborg
                        . This is Russian territory

                        The first inhabitants of Crimea were Cimmerians, who in the VII century. BC e.,
                        In the VI-V centuries. BC. Greeks settled on the coast
                        In the XNUMXst century Romans appear in Crimea
                        In 988 year in Korsun (Khersones), Prince of Kiev Vladimir Svyatoslavovich is baptized and married to the sister of the Byzantine emperor.
                        In 1222 year Turkish troops landed in Sudak
                        Disintegration of the Horde in 1441 year led to the division of Crimea between the Crimean Khanate, the Principality of Theodoro and the Genoese colonies.
                        With 1478 year Khanate becomes a protectorate of the Ottoman Empire.
                        Russian-Turkish war (1768-1774 gg.) put an end to Ottoman rule in the history of Crimea.
                        In 1783, Catherine II issued a manifesto on the adoption of Crimea as part of the Russian Empire. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!
                        And you want to compare it with JERUSALEM?
                        Quote: kiborg
                        Well, make a claim to Italy ..

                        We have no complaints to anyone.
                        Jerusalem was Jewish, is and will be
                        Quote: kiborg
                        And here is Palestine? ..

                        Look carefully at the cards until 1948 there was Palestine and all who lived there were Jews, Arabs and other nationalities were called Palestinians
                        The UN Assembly adopted a plan on November 29, 1947 partition of Palestine (UN General Assembly Resolution No. 181) to Jewish and Arab states
                        This is a real story, not someone else’s wishlist.
                      3. kiborg 9 March 2020 13: 08 New
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                        And you want to compare it with JERUSALEM?

                        Crimea can not be compared with Jerusalem, because at the moment Crimea is an unsinkable aircraft carrier in Russia and has strategic importance. From the Crimea, the entire Black Sea is under control, and even the territory of Turkey and part of Europe are within reach. Thus, Crimea is an important element that ensures nuclear missile parity with the United States, which only strengthens the world.
                        Jerusalem is an apple of discord between Jews and Arabs .. And now after Trump’s generosity, the number of terrorist attacks in Israel and attacks on its territory by hezbollah and Hamas will only increase.
              2. TANKISTONE 9 March 2020 12: 17 New
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                "sources" !!! What the Jews themselves half thought up, that they pulled from other sources, is now considered an indisputable truth! If the Jews now wrote HISTORY, surely 100500 years of wandering would have happened, they would not have passed by oil (hello UAE and CA!), The Palestinians would not have been interested in them. Yes, even the ancient Egyptians would become the founders of the Lochocostus!
    2. Zaurbek 6 March 2020 13: 34 New
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      Open access old MANPADS. Here it works against them.
      1. Vitaly gusin 6 March 2020 17: 21 New
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        Quote: Zaurbek
        Open access old MANPADS. Here it works against them.

        Israel and the old lol

        1. Zaurbek 6 March 2020 17: 31 New
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          But they sewed into the system the well-known parameters of the well-known MANPADS .... what is on the warhead and on open sale.
          1. Vitaly gusin 6 March 2020 17: 39 New
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            Quote: Zaurbek
            But they also sewed into the system the known parameters of the already known MANPADS ...

            Elbit Systems directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) solutions are designed to protect aircraft from ground-to-air missiles that seek heat. These systems combine advanced fiber laser technology along with a high frame rate thermal imaging camera and a small, highly dynamic mirror turret.
            • MUSIC ™ is a family high performance laser solutions DIRCM designed to protect aircraft from ground-to-air missiles
            • C-MUSIC is the world's first DIRCM system installed on transport aircraft with regular commercial services. C-MUSIC is designed specifically to protect large transport category aircraft from ground-to-air fueling missiles (MANPADS).
            Read more.
            1. Zaurbek 6 March 2020 17: 54 New
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              and "fresh systems with a UV sensor?
              1. Vitaly gusin 6 March 2020 18: 00 New
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                Quote: Zaurbek
                and "fresh systems with a UV sensor?

                Please contact and they will answer all your questions
                Elbit Systems Ltd.
                Center for Advanced Technology
                POB 539, Haifa, 3100401, Israel.
                Phone: +972 77 2940000.
                1. Zaurbek 6 March 2020 18: 29 New
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                  Now I’ll type.
                  1. Vitaly gusin 6 March 2020 18: 30 New
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                    Quote: Zaurbek
                    Now I’ll type.

                    smile
  • knn54 6 March 2020 11: 29 New
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    What can I say, take off my hat.
  • Jcvai 6 March 2020 11: 50 New
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    (cospirologist mode on)
    That proved to be "those who were profitable" events with civilian aircraft ...
    (conspiracy therapist mode off)
    1. BREAKTHROUGH READY 6 March 2020 12: 13 New
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      "Benefit" is when the end justifies the means.
      In this case, even one downed passenger plane is much more expensive than the entire program for the development and implementation of infrared protective systems. In addition, they put them mainly on government liners.
      1. Lopatov 6 March 2020 12: 37 New
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        Quote: BREAKTHROUGH READY
        In this case, even one downed passenger plane is much more expensive than the entire program for the development and implementation of infrared protective systems.

        Who is more expensive?
        1. BREAKTHROUGH READY 6 March 2020 12: 38 New
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          Someone who has money.
          1. Aerodrome 6 March 2020 12: 43 New
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            Quote: BREAKTHROUGH READY
            Someone who has money.

            Mihan, for your sofa with bugs ... not ..
            1. BREAKTHROUGH READY 6 March 2020 13: 19 New
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              You are confusing with someone.
  • Butchcassidy 6 March 2020 12: 01 New
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    As I understand it, this is a direct competitor to our President-C?
  • iouris 6 March 2020 21: 29 New
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    Something similar was tested with us in the late 1980s. "The damn aphids devoured her all."
  • bars1 8 March 2020 20: 03 New
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    I do not know the truth or not, but the Americans from ,, NI "wrote that a similar system was installed on the Su-57 to counter air-to-air missiles.