Herzliya, Israel – July 2016
BIRD Aerosystems has signed an additional agreement under which it will provide AMPS (Airborne Missile Protection Systems) to UN contracts.
BIRD will provide two additional AMPS systems for Mi-17 operating under UN Contracts. The program will include the delivery, integration and the testing of the AMPS systems that protect against Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS). This agreement follows previous deliveries of the AMPS system that has been successfully implemented in recent UN programs.
The AMPS missile protection system provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground to air missiles (MANPADS). AMPS was developed in cooperation with AIRBUS Defence and Space, and is installed on hundreds of aircraft worldwide. 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.
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.