FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, a passenger plane takes off from Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel's defense ministry says it successfully completed final testing on a system ... more 
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, a passenger plane takes off from Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel's defense ministry says it successfully completed final testing on a system that protects commercial planes from missile attacks. Eitan Eshel, head of research and development at the ministry, said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, that testing of the "Sky Shield" system was "100 per cent successful." The system integrates laser technology with a thermal camera to protect aircraft against missiles fired from the ground. It deflects missiles fired at aircraft by changing their direction. Eshel did not say when the system, under development for about a decade, would become operational. Islamic militants fired two surface-to-air missiles at an Israeli charter plane shortly after takeoff in Mombasa, Kenya, in 2002. The missiles missed their target but spurred an Israeli effort to improve countermeasures. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File) less 
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