Missile

Why aren’t airliners equipped with anti-missile defense systems?

As El Al’s Boeing 737 took off for the first commercial flight between Israel and United Arab Emirates, under its belly one could see a small oval pod, called C-MUSIC. Why was it mounted there, and what would happen if someone tried to shoot down the plane? Let’s dive down into the world of civilian-mounted air-defense systems....


MQ-9 Reaper downs target drone in first air-to-air kill

A U.S. Air Force officer revealed on September 18, 2018, that a MQ-9 Reaper drone scored a first-of-its-kind unmanned air-to-air kill of a smaller target drone in a training exercise late last year. ...


Spanish Eurofighter accidentally fires missile near Russia border

Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on August 7, 2018, that one of its Eurofighter Typhoons accidentally fired a live air-to-air missile during a training mission over Estonia....


Cathay Pacific Crew Saw North Korean Missile From Plane

Pilots of three commercial jets reported seeing what appeared to be the missile that North Korea launched, raising questions about the possible risk....


North Korean missile tests don’t scare Asian airlines

Cathay Pacific has confirmed that its passenger plane crew witnessed what appears to be a re-entry of the North Korean missile, launched on November 29, 2017. The flight crew of Korean Airlines also reportedly witnessed the military test....