BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), presented their fully operational Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation System (ASIO) solution installed on a Cessna Citation aircraft and B407 helicopter at the FAMEX 2017, which was held in Mexico during April.
The fully operational ASIO solution, presented jointly by the Mexican AF and BIRD, addresses diverse missions such as ground and boarder surveillance. During the show, the demonstration displayed a real-time operational scenario of a unified situational awareness picture shared between the aircraft and helicopters. By enabling the operating teams to share a unified and common situational awareness picture, the solution significantly enhances mission effectiveness and enables the successful execution of airborne surveillance missions.
In addition, the company also showcased the latest developments to their Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS), which protects aircraft against the threat of ground-to-air missiles.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “FAMEX was a very important show for BIRD as it enables us to showcase our fully operational ASIO solution in the country in which our solution has become a vital and key part of the ground surveillance tasks performed by the Air Force and is part of the modernization that Mexico’s military is currently undergoing. This modernization includes purchasing new surveillance equipment, advanced weapons and technology. In addition, the caliber of visitors to the show provides a perfect opportunity to expand our footprint in South America and beyond.”
Participating in FAMEX is part of BIRD’s ongoing activities to promote innovative solutions in the field of defense and security. Platforms such as FAMEX enable BIRD to continue its ongoing work, creating international collaborations in order to enhance its presence world-wide.
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