AMPS - Airborne Missile Protection System


The Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS) family of solutions is provided in cooperation with AIRBUS Defence and Space. The system has been expressly designed to provide complete protection against all known Surface to Air Missiles (SAM) including the most deadly type - the MANPADS (Man Portable Shoulder Launched Missile).

AMPS automatically works as follows:

1. Detects a missile threat.
2. Processes and optimizes the countermeasure programs.
3. Provides visual and audio alerts to the crew.
4. Initiates the appropriate countermeasure decoys.

The system is certified by leading aircraft manufactures including AIRBUS Helicopters, MIL Design Bureau and others.

The system has a proven track record in the leading conflict zones worldwide, operated continuously by the most advance armed forces in theaters such as Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.  

AMPS Configurations

AMPS is installed on a large number of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft with a wide verity of detection sensors and configurations. The system ensures complete protection against any available ground to air threat in the following main configurations:

AMPS-M Protects military and civil aircraft against Shoulder Launched Missiles (MANPADS).
AMPS-MV Protect civil aircraft against MANPADS attacks using an adaptation of the AMPS system  
AMPS-ML Protects aircraft against MANPADS and Laser Beam Rider threats (LRF, LTD, LBR) .
AMPS- MLR Protects against MANPADS, Laser Beam Rider threats in addition to radar guided missiles and Radar controlled guns

BIRD provides its customers with a turn-key solution that includes the installation, integration and support for the AMPS system. AMPS is combat proven and has been operational in Afghanistan and Iraq with over 400 installations on platforms such as: EC135, EC635, EC145, BK117, EC155, Cougar, EC225, Mi8, Mi17, UH60, S-92, CH53, B407, B200, B350ER, P3C, C130 and many more.

 AMPS has a proven track record of protecting crew and aircraft in many of the leading conflict zones worldwide operating continuously in theatres such as Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia.

 AMPS Topic List


Additional Information

  AMPS Brochure
  AMPS-MV Brochure

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