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.