Herzliya, Israel, September 2011 – BIRD Aerosystems Ltd. received a certificate of excellence in recognition of invaluable contribution to the development of the economical and trade relations between the state of Israel and the Czech Republic in the category of Leading Defense Cooperation.
In a ceremony headed by the Czech Prime Minister Mr. Petr Necas along with the Defense Minster Mr. Alexandr Vondra and the Minister of Industry Mr. Martin Kocourek, BIRDs Co-CEO Mr. Ronen Factor was awarded the Excellence Award and was congratulated on the successful completion of the Mi17 Protection Project that included equipping the Czech Mi-17 helicopters with the AMPS self protection system and preparing them for operational missions in Afghanistan.
The Czech MI-17 are operational for the last two years in Afghanistan and are all installed with the AMPS-M self protection system protecting the crew and aircraft against the threat of shoulder launched missiles (MANPADS).
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