BIRD Aerosystems presented its RF Confirmation and Jamming Sensors Family, including the MACS Sensor and SPREOS DIRCM, at Quad-A Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium

This is the first time BIRD Aerosystems’ presented its SPREOS DIRCM System in the USA

BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), presented its RF Confirmation and Jamming Sensors Family at the Quad-A Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama.

BIRD’s RF (radio frequency) Confirmation and Jamming Sensors Family include the MACS sensor, which performs confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats and ensures a zero False Alarm Rate with maximum aircraft protection, and the SPREOS DIRCM, which combines a radar-based confirmation sensor and an active laser jammer, and provides enhanced protection against the immediate threat of Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS).

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “BIRD’s clients are operating in the most dangerous theaters, where the need to avoid false alarms in order not to be detected is essential. BIRD’s MACS has the capability to accurately differentiate between a false alarm and a missile in a very short time frame, thus reducing the false alarm rate to practically zero. BIRD’s new SPREOS DIRCM combines a laser jammer on the MACS, thus creating a single unit that is able to eliminate the false alarm while also jamming the missile. Altogether, these products offer the optimal aircraft protection. We were excited to once again participate at the Quad-A Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium, and to present our cutting-edge RF Confirmation and Jamming Sensors Family in the USA”.

The patented Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS) sensor performs unique confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats detected by the main electro-optical passive sensors, and practically eliminates any False Alarms. Upon receiving a pre-alarm warning from the electro-optical sensors, MACS slews to the direction of the incoming threat and verifies the threat’s validity. Concurrently, MACS also collects relevant information on the target (velocity and distance) and calculates its time-to-impact, enabling the most effective countermeasure response to the incoming missile. This validation process between the electro-optical sensors and the MACS provides the most effective filtering for all nature and man-made known types of false alarms that are usually detected by electro-optical sensors. MACS ensures that only real missiles will be declared by the system and reacted upon.

BIRD’s Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System (SPREOS) combines a radar-based sensor (verification) and an active laser (DIRCM), and provides enhanced protection against the immediate threat of Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS). SPREOS integrates into a single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) multiple functions, including threat confirmation, tracking and jamming of advanced IR guided missiles. Upon receiving a warning from the onboard Missile Warning System (MWS), SPREOS quickly slews to the direction of the incoming threat and activates the dual-band radar function for confirmation and high precision tracking. Following the confirmation and tracking SPREOS deploys the dual-band countermeasure laser causing the missile to miss the aircraft. The system can be used in a wide-range of airborne platforms, ranging from small helicopters to large transport aircraft.

BIRD Aerosystems will provide additional Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) to an undisclosed customer

Following the successful deployment of BIRD’s AMPS by the customer, the company has received a large follow-on order for additional AMPS systems

Herzliya, Israel – November 2017: BIRD Aerosystems specializes in the developing and deploying of two main product lines: Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions.

Following the successful testing and deployment of BIRD’s Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) by the customer, BIRD Aerosystems has received a large follow-on order of additional AMPS systems. Under the new contract, BIRD will provide its most advanced configuration of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) to be installed on the customers’ helicopters. Alongside the systems, BIRD will also provide installation supervision, integration and testing support for the system.

BIRD’s AMPS missile protection system provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground to air missiles (MANPADS). The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use of countermeasure decoys (Flares and Chaff) and by Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam the missile’s IR seeker and protects the aircraft.

Under the new contract, BIRD will supply its most advanced configuration which includes the newly released MILDS Block II UV detection sensors which are a 3rd generation UV sensors with enhanced detection capably and a unique Hostile Fire Indicator (HFI) capability able to detect small arms fired at the aircraft.

AMPS is fully operational on military and VIP aircraft. Significantly, AMPS has also evolved into a standard system for NATO, having been selected and installed on Military, VIP and civil platforms used by NATO members, the United Nations air operations, governments and air forces around the world. This delivery follows previous deliveries of the AMPS system that has been successfully implemented in recent programs of the customer.

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “We are honored to be chosen by this client once again, and see this agreement, which follows our previous delivery and installation of BIRD’s AMPS, as a sign of proof for BIRD’s products and service. BIRD’s AMPS ensures the safety of flight for hundreds of aircraft which are operating in the most demanding operational theaters, and I am confident that the client will continue to benefit from using our products”.

BIRD Aerosystems’ AeroShield POD wins first place in Systematics’ projects competition

BIRD Aerosystems’ AeroShield POD wins first place in Systematics’ projects competition

Designed using SOLIDWORKS, the AeroShield POD is the only pod solution that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares),

[Herzliya, October 31, 2017]: BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), has won the first place in Systematics’ Solidworks projects competition that took place yesterday, as part of the Systematics’ annual conference in Tel-Aviv. The competition included 17 different projects.

Designed using Systematics’ SOLIDWORKS software, the Aeroshield Pod is an all-in-one POD solution which provides the most comprehensive anti-missile aircraft protection for narrow and wide body aircraft and VIP jets.

Integrating the AMPS-MV system which includes BIRD’s SPREOS Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) as well as Missile Launch Detection Sensors (MILDS) and additional Flare Dispensers, AEROSHIELD is the only pod solution that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares (Counter Measure Dispensing System), ensuring the highest aircraft survivability.

Easily installed, BIRD’s AEROSHIELD POD provides optimum platform protection with minimal interference to the aircraft, while fully complying with EASA/FAA civil aviation regulation procedures. Using the AMPS-MV advanced configuration which ensures a Zero False Alarm rate, the AEROSHIELD POD is ideal for wide-body aircrafts such as the A320, B737, B777, A380 etc., and can be easily transferred between different aircrafts.

The AeroShield POD was presented as part of the Static display at the Systematic conference, and later on was chosen by the 1,500 participants at the conference to be the winning project among the 17 different projects that took part in the competition. This is the first time the AeroShield POD is presented in Israel.

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “We are honored that BIRD’s AeroShield Pod solution has won the first place in Systematics’ Solidworks projects competition. Our experience and knowledge of the customers’ needs allow us to develop high-end products, which are already being used by many different customers worldwide, including NATO members, the United Nations (UN) Air Operations, and the  US and Canadian governments. BIRD Aerosystems’ will keep standing at the forefront of technology, and provide innovative products for aircraft protection and mission management”.

BIRD Aerosystems will provide two additional Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) to the Czech Air Force helicopters

Equipped with BIRD’s advanced AMPS, the Czech helicopters are protected against the growing threat of ground to air missiles (MANPADS)

Following the successful deployment of BIRD’s Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) by the Czech air-force in various security missions in the Czech Republic and elsewhere, BIRD Aerosystems has received a follow-on order of two additional AMPS systems.

BIRD’s AMPS missile protection system provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the threat of ground to air missiles (MANPADS). The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use of countermeasure decoys (Flares and Chaff) and by Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam the missile’s IR seeker and protects the aircraft. BIRD’s AMPS has evolved into a standard system for NATO, having been selected and installed on Military, VIP and civil platforms used by NATO members.

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “The Czech Republic cares for its soldiers and personnel, and therefore they choose to protect their helicopters using BIRD’s advanced AMPS solution. BIRD’s AMPS systems have already been successfully implemented by the Czech air-force, and were deployed in various missions, including missions in Afghanistan – where the Czech air-force was operating as part of the NATO forces. We are honored to provide protection for the Czech forces, which are operating in the most dangerous and complicated areas”.

For more information
Mr. Shaul Mazor

BIRD Aerosystems to present the AeroShield Pod in Israel for the first time, at the Systematics annual conference

The AeroShield Pod is the only pod solution that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares),

Systematics annual conference, 30.10.2017, Hilton, Tel Aviv

[Herzliya, October 2017]: BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), will present the AEROSHIELD Pod in its full configuration for the first time in Israel, at the Systematics annual conference in Tel Aviv. Integrating the full AMPS system into an all-in-one Pod solution, the AeroShield Pod was designed to provide the most comprehensive anti-missile aircraft protection for narrow and wide body aircraft and VIP jets.

Integrating the AMPS-MV system which includes BIRD’s SPREOS Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) as well as Missile Launch Detection Sensors (MILDS) and additional Flare Dispensers, AEROSHIELD is the only pod solution that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares (Counter Measure Dispensing System), ensuring the highest aircraft survivability.

Easily installed, BIRD’s AEROSHIELD Pod provides optimum platform protection with minimal interference to the aircraft, while fully complying with EASA/FAA civil aviation regulation procedures. Using the AMPS-MV advanced configuration which ensures a Zero False Alarm rate, the AEROSHIELD Pod is ideal for wide body aircrafts such as the A320, B737, B777, A380 etc., and can be easily transferred between different aircrafts.

BIRD Aerosystems was chosen to present the AEROSHIELD Pod at the conference.  The AEROSHIELD POD was designed using Systematics’ SOLIDWORKS software, and is already fully operational and in use on VIP aircraft.

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “We are proud to be chosen to present our advanced AEROSHIELD Pod in Israel, as part of the Systematics annual conference. Equipped with BIRD’s SPREOS DIRCM, the AEROSHIELD is the only pod solution that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares, and thus it is the ideal solution for protection of large aircraft and VIP jets. In light of the growing threat of MANPADS to civil and military aviation, the requirement for an all-in-one self-protection system (SPS) Pod is salient”.

For more information:
Mr. Shaul Mazor

BIRD Aerosystems has successfully delivered another ASIO Maritime Program to a country in Africa

The ASIO maritime solution delivered is currently in full operational use by the country’s security forces, protecting the country’s territorial water

Israeli BIRD Aerosystems’, the developer and manufacturer of the Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solution, has recently delivered its ASIO Multi-Segment task force solution to a country in Africa. The ASIO maritime program delivered is currently in operational use by this country’s security forces, protecting the country’s territorial water from different threats including piracy, terror, and smuggling.

BIRD’s ASIO maritime solution provides customers with an integrated Aerial-Naval-Land solution. It facilitates maritime and coastal surveillance, patrol, survey of borders and strategic assets as well as Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) monitoring capabilities. The ASIO Maritime surveillance solution provides an operational surveillance and security task force including Fixed Wing surveillance aircraft tailored with maritime mission sensors, Naval Ships, and HQ command.

Designed to achieve maximum mission effectiveness, the ASIO Maritime solution includes BIRD’s advanced Multi Sensor Integration System (MSIS), which manages the complete mission profile and ensures that all operating teams share a unified, real-time situational awareness overview over land and water. The MSIS collects and processes large amounts of information gathered from all onboard sensors. This information is then automatically classified and quickly and clearly displayed, using state of the art algorithms with an easy to use and intuitive human machine interface.

BIRD’s MSIS reduces mission crew workload by display and operation of important aspects of the mission at any given time, enabling the crew to efficiently complete detection and classification of only the relevant targets.

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “BIRD’s advanced maritime ASIO solution is an ideal solution for protection against threats such as piracy, smuggling, illegal fishing, oil pollution, illegal underwater activities and other criminal and terror forces. Leveraging BIRD’s advanced mission management system (MSIS) to integrate the information gathered from the various sensors, BIRD’s ASIO maritime solution provides all operating teams a unified, real-time situational awareness overview over land and water, thus enabling efficient detection, tracking and interception of any suspicious activity. We are excited to provide our advanced maritime ASIO solution to another customer, and convinced that our system will effectively improve the protection of this country’s territorial water”.

 

Quad-A Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium: BIRD Aerosystems presents its RF Confirmation and Jamming Sensors Family including the MACS Sensor and SPREOS DIRCM

Quad-A Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium: BIRD Aerosystems presents its RF Confirmation and Jamming Sensors Family including the MACS Sensor and SPREOS DIRCM

Quad-A Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium, booth #303

[Herzliya, Israel – October, 2017]: BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), will present its RF Confirmation and Jamming Sensors Family at the Quad-A Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium. BIRD’s RF (radio frequency) Confirmation and Jamming Sensors Family include the MACS sensor, which performs confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats and ensures a zero False Alarm Rate with maximum aircraft protection, and the SPREOS DIRCM, which combines a radar-based confirmation sensor and an active laser jammer, and provides enhanced protection against the immediate threat of Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS).

The patented Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS) sensor performs unique confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats detected by the main electro-optical passive sensors, and practically eliminates any False Alarms. Upon receiving a pre-alarm warning from the electro-optical sensors, MACS slews to the direction of the incoming threat and verifies the threat’s validity. Concurrently, MACS also collects relevant information on the target (velocity and distance) and calculates its time-to-impact, enabling the most effective countermeasure response to the incoming missile. This validation process between the electro-optical sensors and the MACS provides the most effective filtering for all nature and man-made known types of false alarms that are usually detected by electro-optical sensors. MACS ensures that only real missiles will be declared by the system and reacted upon.

BIRD’s Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System (SPREOS) combines a radar-based sensor (verification) and an active laser (DIRCM), and provides enhanced protection against the immediate threat of Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS). SPREOS integrates into a single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) multiple functions, including threat confirmation, tracking and jamming of advanced IR guided missiles. Upon receiving a warning from the onboard Missile Warning System (MWS), SPREOS quickly slews to the direction of the incoming threat and activates the dual-band radar function for confirmation and high precision tracking. Following the confirmation and tracking SPREOS deploys the dual-band countermeasure laser causing the missile to miss the aircraft. The system can be used in a wide-range of airborne platforms, ranging from small helicopters to large transport aircraft.

BIRD’s First Appearance at the International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget a Resounding Success

BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), attended the International Paris Air Show for the first time and leveraged the show to launch its AeroShield, an anti-missile defense Pod for narrow- and wide-body aircraft, as well as present, together with Textron, a unique CJ4 ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) solution.

The AeroShield Pod solution is the only one on the market that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares, providing the most comprehensive 360-degree anti-missile aircraft protection possible. A key feature of Aeroshield is that its combination of electro-optical and radar technology provides a near-zero false alarm rate, eliminating a major obstacle in the adoption of the solution. By defining the threat and determining the type, speed and range of the missile, the AeroShiled is able to fine-tune its IR jamming and flare response as well as deal successfully with simultaneous attacks from multiple missiles.

Together with Textron, BIRD Aerosystems presented a unique CJ4 ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) solution that combined BIRD’s field-proven ASIO solution and Textron Aviation’s Cessna Citation advanced CJ4.

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “This was our first time exhibiting at the International Paris Air Show which brings together all the players in this global industry around the latest technological innovations. Our AeroShield solution created quite a buzz as the growing demand for this type of solution is evident, particularly in the VIP sector, where business jets and other VIP planes and helicopters are equipped with countermeasures to mitigate potential threats. The CJ4 SMA solution also garnered interest among visitors as the combination effectively transformed the VIP transport aircraft into a sophisticated Special Mission Aircraft that is ideal for both land and maritime surveillance missions.”

BIRD Aerosystems launches the AMPS AeroShield POD with the new SPREOS DIRCM system

Additionally, together with Textron Aviation Inc., BIRD Aerosystems will present a unique CJ4 ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) solution

Paris Air Show 2017, Hall 3 Stand E30

[Herzliya, Israel – June 15, 2017]: BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), announced that it will present the AeroShield POD in its full configuration for the first time at the Paris Air Show. In its full configuration, the AeroShield POD is available with BIRD Aerosystems’ SPREOS Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) solution, making it the only pod solution that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares.

Integrating the full AMPS system into an all-in-one POD solution which includes BIRD’s SPREOS Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) as well as Missile Launch Detection Sensors (MILDS) and additional Flare Dispensers, the AeroShield POD was designed to provide the most comprehensive anti-missile aircraft protection for narrow and wide body aircraft and VIP jets. The AEROSHIELD POD is already fully operational and in use on VIP aircraft. Easily installed, BIRD’s AEROSHIELD POD provides optimum platform protection with minimal interference to the aircraft, while fully complying with EASA/FAA civil aviation regulation procedures. Using the AMPS-MV advanced configuration which ensures a Zero False Alarm rate, the AEROSHIELD POD is ideal for wide body aircrafts such as the A320, B737, B777, A380 etc., and can be easily transferred between different aircrafts.

In addition, BIRD Aerosystems together with Textron Aviation Inc., will present a unique CJ4 ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) solution that combines BIRD’s field-proven ASIO solution and Textron Aviation’s Cessna Citation advanced CJ4, which effectively transforms the VIP transport aircraft into a sophisticated Special Mission Aircraft. With added speed and range, the Cessna Citation CJ4 is able to reach points of interest far quicker, and cover a greater mission area, making it ideal as a special mission Jet for both land and maritime surveillance missions.

BIRD Aerosystems’ Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) solution is a complete end-to-end airborne Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solution. ASIO provides decision makers and field commanders with accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information. Integrated with BIRD’s unique Mission Management System and using the latest surveillance and monitoring sensors, the ASIO solution has become one of the most affordable, reliable and capable Special Mission Aircraft Solution available today. BIRD’s ASIO solution can be installed on a wide range of aircraft and is a complete yet highly customizable airborne operational system.

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “We are proud to present our latest solutions at the Paris Air Show. These include our SPREOS DIRCM solution integrated within the AEROSHIELD Pod which is the only pod solution that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares, and thus is an ideal all-in-one solution for protection of large aircraft and VIP jets. Additionally we will be presenting together with Textron Aviation the ASIO CJ4 SMA Citation solution which is a unique Special mission aircraft solution that enables users to enjoy extraordinary aircraft capabilities along with a comprehensive multi-sensor configuration that support diverse operational missions. The CJ4 ASIO solution ensures a unified and comprehensive situational awareness picture for the entire task force in the air and on the ground and enables decision makers to make critical operational decisions in real time”.

The company invites all visitors at the Paris Air Show to join the AMPS AEROSHIELD Pod official launch, which will take place at Tuesday, June 20th, 15:00 at the company’s stand: Hall 3 stand E30. The CJ4 ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) will be presented at Textron Aviation’s stand: Static display stand A4.