ASIO Solution

ASIO is a multi-role surveillance aircraft designed for military and environmental monitoring roles. The solution is fully operational and uses the latest surveillance sensors and technologies available. It is integrated together by BIRD's Mission System and shared between the air and ground users.


BIRD has extensive experience in delivering the ASIO solution on different modified aircraft. This includes integrating the sensors and mission management system on aircraft such as the Hawker Beechcraft King Air, Cessna Citation, CASA-212 as well as on B-407, B-412 helicopters. While we pride ourselves on being platform-independent, BIRD is equally proud of its leading ASIO maritime configuration offered on a Cessna Citation. The Cessna Citation provides an ideal platform for patrol missions and combines a successful, proven and cost effective platform. The modified Citation aircraft is offered either as a direct sale or as part of a leasing service agreement. This enables the aircraft to be delivered with very short lead times and provides users with an immediate operational solution. 


Mission Sensors 

ASIO is a complete airborne operational system using the latest surveillance and monitoring sensors which are integrated by BIRD's Mission Management System.
The advanced on-board sensors provide the aircraft the capabilities required for monitoring large maritime and ground areas.

The ASIO is integrated with the following main mission sensors:

  Electro-Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) - high resolution day and night imagery
  Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indicator (SAR/GMTI) - long range all-weather observation and surveillance advanced radar
  Communication Intelligence Payload (COMINT) ) - detection, classification/recognition, direction finding, and exploitation of RF signals
  Electronic Intelligence Payload (ELINT) - detection, identification, and geo-location of electronic signals of interest
  Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) - a mapping radar for surveillance of large sea surfaces and showing sea surface properties (oil floating)
  Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS) - protects the aircraft from ground-to-air missile threats
  DATA LINK and SATCOM - transfer of real-time video, voice and data

 ASIO Topic List

  ASIO Solution
  BIRD's Mission Management 
  Full Connectivity
  ASIO Advantages

Additional Information

  ASIO Brochure

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