BIRD Aerosystems, a global provider of innovative defense technology and solutions that protect the air, sea, and land fleets of governments and related agencies, is honored to participate at the US Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, TN, and present its latest developments of the AMPS Airborne Missile Protection Systems including the SPREOS DIRCM, the most advanced and lightweight DIRCM solution available today, and the MACS Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor.
BIRD’s solutions are installed on hundreds of aircraft operating around the world including many US Government aircraft.
This is the first time that the company presents its renowned SPREOS DIRCM in the Army Aviation Summit, including a presentation of live fire tests performed on the system and operational installations of the system on various aircraft. .
SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System) is an advanced DIRCM system that provides enhanced protection against different types of MANPADS, including the most advanced ones, for a wide range of airborne platforms ranging from small helicopters to large transport aircraft. SPREOS combines a Semi-Active Dual Band Radar and Directional IR Countermeasure. Queued by the Missile Warning Sensors, SPREOS points towards the suspected threat and performs a Doppler-based interrogation to confirm the existence of a valid threat (hence eliminating all false alarms), while precisely tracking and analyzing the threat’s unique information to enable the most effective jamming response.
Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems: “As the recent conflict in Ukraine demonstrated, MANPADS are an extremely effective weapon that poses a real threat to military and civil aircraft and can prevent either side from obtaining air supremacy. In order to mitigate this risk and ensure the safety of aircraft and crew, the AMPS system is uniquely able to alert and confirm of an incoming threat, with zero false alarms, and provide the most enhanced protection tailored for the specific threat using the SPREOS DIRCM and optionally flares”. He added: “With the US Army being one of BIRD’s main customers, we are excited to take part of the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit for the first time, and showcase our operationally proven SPREOS DIRCM – the most advanced and cost-effective DIRCM solution available today.”
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.