BIRD Aerosystems will provide additional Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) to the US Government
Following the successful deployment of BIRD’s AMPS by the US Army the company has received a large follow-on order for additional AMPS systems
BIRD Aerosystems specializes in the developing and deploying of two main product lines: Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions.
Following the successful testing and deployment of BIRD’s Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) by the US Army, BIRD Aerosystems has received a large follow-on order of additional AMPS systems to the US Army. Under the new contract, BIRD will provide its most advanced configuration of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) to be installed on Mi-17 helicopters.
BIRD’s AMPS missile protection system provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft 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 (DIRCM) that jam the missile’s IR seeker and protects the aircraft.
Under the US Army program BIRD will supply its most advanced configuration which includes the newly released MILDS Block II UV detection sensors which are a 3rd generation UV sensors with enhanced detection capably and a unique Hostile Fire Indicator (HFI) capability able to detect small arms fired at the aircraft.
AMPS is fully operational on military and VIP aircraft. Significantly, AMPS has also evolved into a standard system for NATO, having been selected and installed on Military, VIP and civil platforms used by NATO members, the United Nations air operations, governments and air forces around the world. This delivery follows previous deliveries of the AMPS system that has been successfully implemented in recent programs of the US.
Under the framework of this contract, BIRD will provide the systems directly to the US armed forces. Alongside the systems, BIRD will also provide installation supervision, integration and testing support for the system.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “We are honored to be chosen by the US government once again, and see this agreement, which follows our previous delivery and installation of BIRD’s AMPS on US armed forces helicopters, as a sign of proof for BIRD’s products and service. BIRD’s AMPS ensures the safety of flight for hundreds of aircraft operated in the most demanding operational theaters, and I am confident that the client will continue to benefit from using our products”.