Mayor Bloomberg refuses to comment about it about the antimissile systems he (his crews, really, not Mayor Bling Bling) supposedly had installed on the jets he uses for work and pleasure. Of course, New York has a billionaire mayor. And, of course, our billionaire mayor would have private jets. And, of course, he would want his private jets souped up. Gothamist had our Big Wheel souped up months ago. The Times points out that the mayor constantly tells New Yorkers not to live in fear as he's not afraid; maybe he'll say this is really for the times he takes his family on trips.
WCBS says the antimissile systems are passive systems designed to redirect missiles aimed at the aircraft. More information on (what we think are) passive antimissile systems.