El Al is equipping some of its planes with anti-missile systems. The Transportation Ministry in Jerusalem said Thursday that the first El Al plane rigged with such a system would come off the production line in June. Israeli defense industries began developing the systems for use on the national carrier after a charter flight narrowly avoided being shot down in Kenya by an Al-Qaida missile in 2002.
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