- Feb 12, 2014
Hmmm I might take a boat to Europe next time.It might make you feel better, but for the sort of missile we now seemed concerned about, it would be utterly ineffective. As best I can tell, the Israeli system is aimed at the shoulder launched missiles, which mostly have IR or optical guidance. The bigger radar based systems are designed to go up against military aircraft, with state of the art defensive systems, so anything that is likely to be sold to the airlines would be useless. Perhaps it's just best to fly around a couple of thousand feet above another aircraft.