BIRD EWSC Protects NATO AS532 (Cougar) Helicopters
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Herzliya, Israel, June  2009 – BIRD Aerosystems Ltd.  has been awarded a contract to supply its advanced EW Suite Controller (EWSC) as part of the Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS) delivered by EADS to EUROCOPTER and will be installed on the NATO AS532 Cougar helicopters.



The EWSC unit developed by BIRD controls the operations of the AMPS Self protection system operations and optimizes the countermeasure solution by integrating all the subsystems, including the Missile warning receiver (MWS), Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Laser Warning Receiver (LWR) as well as the counter measure systems (CFDS and DIRCM).

The EWSC along with the AN/AAR-60 sensors will be delivered and installed on the AS532 Cougar helicopters following the decision of country to upgrade the Cougars self protection systems.

BIRD Aerosystems Ltd. is a privately owned company established in 2001 and based in Israel. BIRD specializes in providing Airborne Missile Self Protection Systems (AMPS), products and systems engineering solutions to protect military, civil and VIP aircraft against Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) and other Surface to Air Missile (SAM) attacks.

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For more details contact:  Shaul Mazor

                                              BIRD Aerosystems Ltd.


                                              +972-9-9725700 ext. 709

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