BIRD Aerosystems Signs a Cooperation Agreement with Russian Helicopters
Friday, August 24, 2012

Herzliya, Israel, August 2012 – BIRD Aerosystems

BIRD Aerosystems and Russian Helicopters have signed an extensive cooperation agreement for the joint promotion and standardization of the AMPS missile protection system on board of various MI 8/17 helicopter’s types. Following this agreement, AMPS has become the only automatic self protection system officially certified by MIL-MMHP and approved for installation on board of these helicopters which are worldwide operational by many users.

Russian Helicopters is the sole Russian designer and manufacturer of helicopters. Headquartered in Moscow, Russian Helicopters operates five helicopter assembly plants, two design bureaus, two components production plants, one overhaul plant and one helicopter service company providing aftermarket services in Russia and abroad. The company is responsible for over 8,500 Russian helicopters which are currently registered in over 100 countries around the world and representing 13% of the world’s helicopter fleet. In 2010, Russian Helicopters production lines accounted for approximately 85% of all helicopter sales in Russia and the CIS, and 13.5% of worldwide helicopter sales in USD terms.

Under the framework of the agreement, Russian Helicopters will actively cooperate with BIRD in order to offer its customers the AMPS Missile Protection System and the system will be included in the list of optional equipment available for the Mi-8/17.

This agreement is yet another significant milestone in the process of AMPS recognition as a de-facto standard missile protection system for rotary wing and fixed wing aviation worldwide.

For more details contact:


Shaul MazorBIRD Aerosystems ext. 110

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