Herzliya, Israel, April 2015 – BIRD Aerosystems Ltd.
BIRD Aerosystems secured additional contract to protect two Mi-17 operating under the United Nations (UN) mission in Africa.
The project is a follow-on project for the UN and will enable the UN helicopters to operate in a secure and protected way in the most demanding areas.
BIRD will install the AMPS-M system which provides full threat coverage, very low false alarm rate and maximum warning time for the deployment of appropriate countermeasures ensuring the highest level of protection for crew and aircraft.
Additionally the AMPS system is the only Self protection system certified on Mi-8/17 helicopters including the appropriate Service Bulletins issued by MIL Design Bureau. The system has been installed by many of the leading MIL approved Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) around the world on different types of Mi-8/17.
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.