Published On: Thu, Sep 7th, 2017

Barthe Cortes arms his planes with missile defence system

The cargo plBarthe Cortes, BVC Airlinesanes belonging to BVC, which every day travel the distance over the territories engaged in armed conflict in Africa and Middle East, were many times attacked by „air-ground” missiles.

The owner of BVC Airlines, Barthe Cortes invested this year in a missile defence system.  “The system detects incoming missiles with a thermal camera. When the missile reaches a certain proximity to the aircraft, the system fires a laser at the missile’s seeker which deflects it off of its trajectory, allowing it to explode at a safe distance from the aircraft “.

The system was installed under each of BVC’s airplanes, similar solutions have long been used by Israeli passenger planes