Herzliya, Israel, September 2010 – BIRD Aerosystems Ltd. will equip a head of state VIP helicopter of an undisclosed country with its Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS). The project will include the delivery, installation and certification of the system on the VIP Helicopter.
The AMPS system is an autonomous system, primarily designed for a stand-alone operation on helicopters and wide-body aircraft without a complex electronic warfare suite onboard. The system consists of a small number of components, does not need any interface to the aircraft’s avionics and is controlled by one single display and control unit.
The AMPS is based on the proven MILDS AN/AAR-60 missile Warning System of EADS which has been sold in more than 5,600 units worldwide. MILDS is an advanced, passive imaging sensor which detects and tracks the UV emissions of approaching missiles including the most prevalent threat of heat seeking shoulder launched Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS). The system provides full coverage, a low false alarm rate and maximum warning time to enable the deployment of countermeasures such as Flare and chaff. With a very low false alarm rate and fast detection combined with automatic initiation of countermeasures, MILDS AN/AAR-60 relieves the pilot’s workload in time-critical situations and ensures the safe return of both crew and aircraft.
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) that protects military, civil and VIP aircraft against Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) systems for Maritime and ground surveillance missions.
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For more details contact: Shaul Mazor
BIRD Aerosystems Ltd.
+972-9-9725700 ext. 709
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