Herzliya, Israel – January,2017 – BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), has announced the appointment of Mr. Shlomi Shefer as its new Vice President of Operations with effect from January 10th, 2017.
Mr. Shefer is an Aircraft Operations and Maintenance specialist and brings with him significant experience in developing advanced operations, maintenance and logistics programs to BIRD Aerosystems. Mr. Shefer is a retired military officer, having served 25 years in the Israeli Air Force and MOD (Ministry Of Defence) in a wide range of operations and management programs in various disciplines. Mr. Shefer holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.E. in System Engineering.
As Vice President of Operations, Mr. Shefer is responsible for operational activities including all aspect of the supply chain, comprehensive product support (ILS), configuration control, quality assurance, production and IT.
David Dragucki, Co-CEO and Founder of BIRD Aerosystems, said, “The role of operations management is a very challenging one. I am confident that our operations, under Shlomi’s leadership, will continue in the team’s tradition of providing top notch service with the highest levels of professionalism and will elevate our company’s operational efforts to even greater heights.”
The NIMASA Deep Blue project has proved its efficiency as the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) has recently removed Nigeria from the list of countries designated as risk maritime nations
Following the delivery of its ASIO Maritime Task Force Solution to Nigeria, as part of the NIMASA Deep Blue Project, BIRD Aerosystems has completed a successful live demonstration of the ASIO aircraft capabilities, including real-time interception of vessels performing illegal activities at sea.
Israeli company BIRD Aerosystems, has completed the deliveries of additional AMPS systems, including the MACS – a Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor, and a provision of SPREOS – the Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System DIRCM, for the Czech Air Force Mil Mi-17 military helicopters. The MACS is a semi-active confirmation radar that reduces the false alarm rate of the overall missile warning system. This program is part of a follow-up program with the Czech Air Force that has been protecting its helicopters with the AMPS system for the last 15 years and has deployed them in the most complex environments, such as Afghanistan.