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German Air Force planes to get Israeli anti-missile lasers installed


Israel’s Elbit system designed to protect large military & commercial aircraft against  ground attacks by heat seeking portable missiles to be installed on German Air Force planes.




Elbit Systems will install its J-Music anti-missile laser protection system on German Air Force transport planes, the Israeli defense firm announced Monday.

Elbit anti-missle laser

Elbit anti-missle laser. – Photo :ELBIT

Elbit was awarded the contract by Germany’s DIEHL Defence company, and within a year, the system will be operational on new German A400M Airbus aircraft.

“Designed to protect large military and commercial aircraft against attacks by ground to air heat seeking man-portable missiles (MANPADS), the J-MUSIC systems, will be integrated into a multi-turret DIRCM (Direct Infra Red Counter-Measures) system, ensuring 360 degree protection of the aircraft,” Elbit said in a statement. Continue Reading »

High-tech entrepreneurs looking to invest in Israel crash into bureaucratic wall

WSJ reports: Businessmen complain how rigid visa policies inhibit tech companies’ endeavors to locate in Israel.


Foreign high-tech entrepreneurs are increasingly eager to take their business to Israel, but claim that Israel’s immigration rules stifle their intentions.

A view of Tel Aviv, August 2014.

A view of Tel Aviv, August 2014. – Photo: Dreamstime

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, foreign entrepreneurs are practically unable to get work visas; as result, many have to leave the country every few months to renew their tourist visas and go through time-consuming security checks at the airport.


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