Singapore Airshow 2018, Textron Booth: Static Display CD11
BIRD Aerosystems, in cooperation with Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, will display a unique surveillance special mission concept at the Singapore Air Show in Textron’s static display CD11. The concept transforms the class-leading Cessna Citation CJ4 platform into a sophisticated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) special mission aircraft with BIRD’s field-proven Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) solution.
The CJ4 ASIO Special Mission Aircraft allows its users to enjoy extraordinary capabilities as it is able to carry multiple sensor configurations that supports diverse maritime operational missions. With added speed and range, the Cessna Citation CJ4 is able to reach points of interest far quicker and cover a greater mission area, making it ideal for maritime patrol, Costal surveillance, Search and Rescue and more.
The CJ4 ASIO solution to be displayed for the first time in the Asia Pacific region is based on BIRD’s extensive experience in providing Citation Jets for diverse Maritime Patrol Missions worldwide. Equipped with the ASIO solution, the Citation CJ4 jet offers an enhanced solution that is ideal for the Asian market, in which the need for effective maritime patrol and coastal protection is salient.
BIRD Aerosystems’ ASIO solution is a complete end-to-end airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) system. ASIO provides decision makers and field commanders with accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information. Integrated with BIRD’s unique Mission Management System and using the latest surveillance and monitoring sensors, the ASIO solution has become one of the most affordable, reliable and capable Special Mission Aircraft Solutions available today. BIRD’s ASIO solution can be installed on a wide range of aircraft and is a complete yet highly customizable airborne operational system.
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.