Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2022 conference, Budapest, Hungary
[May 2022]: BIRD Aerosystems, a global provider of innovative defense technology and solutions that protect the air, sea, and land fleets of governments and related agencies, will participate at the Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2022 conference, and present its AMPS Airborne Missile Protection Systems including the SPREOS DIRCM, the most advanced and lightweight DIRCM solution available today.
Installed on hundreds of helicopters worldwide, BIRD’s AMPS missile protection system provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft and helicopters against the growing threat of ground-to-air missiles (MANPADS).
The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use of countermeasure decoys (Flares and Chaff) and by Directional Infrared Countermeasures (SPREOS DIRCM) that jam the missile’s IR seeker and protects the aircraft. Using a Semi-Active Doppler Radar as a secondary detection sensor tasked with interrogating the approaching threat detected by the primary optical Missile Warning Sensors (MWS), BIRD’s SPREOS is uniquely able to confirm that it is a real missile and not a false alarm. At the same time, it precisely assesses the nature of the particular threat, tracking it and cueing an advanced QCL dual-band laser to defeat the threat.
As an expert in the field of helicopter survivability, a company representative will give a guest lecture at the conference, under the title of “Innovative Technologies in the Field of Airborne Missile Protection Systems”.
Mr. Gur Cohen, Marketing Director at BIRD Aerosystems: “In the current conflict in Ukraine, dozens of Helicopters have been shot down by IR Guided Missiles. This is another evidence of the high effectiveness of MANPADS, which poses a real threat to military and civil helicopters. By implementing innovative radar and electro-optic technologies, BIRD AMPS with the SPREOS DIRCM provides the highest level of protection against this threat.”
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.