BIRD Aerosystems will present its SPREOS DIRCM and AMPS Airborne Missile Protection Systems at the Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2022 conference
Sunday, May 22, 2022

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.”

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