Israeli defense Corporation «the Aerospace of Maarahot» announced winning the tender for the supply in the Asia-Pacific region systems C-MUSIC in the amount of 26.5 million dollars.
C-MUSIC is designed to protect civil aviation from attacks from man-portable air defence systems.
We will remind that recently it became known that the system has successfully passed the tests conducted by NATO in cooperation with the aircraft Airbus.
Development of systems for protection of civil aircraft began in 2003, after attempting to knock down on take off with MANPADS plane flying to Israel from Kenya.
In 2014, the Ministry of transport of Israel has decided to equip Israeli airlines with protection against MANPADS C-Music production «the Aerospace of Maarahot».
At the same time the Israeli defense Ministry announced the successful completion of the testing of the laser system «heavenly guardian» («Magen Rakia», Flight Guard) of the concern «Aviation industry».
Later it was reported that Israeli planes flying in Eilat, already equipped with systems of protection against MANPADS.
In the fall of 2014 system C-Music was purchased by Germany for the protection of military transport aircraft.