BIRD’s First Appearance at the International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget a Resounding Success
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), attended the International Paris Air Show for the first time and leveraged the show to launch its AeroShield, an anti-missile defense Pod for narrow- and wide-body aircraft, as well as present, together with Textron, a unique CJ4 ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) solution.

The AeroShield Pod solution is the only one on the market that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares, providing the most comprehensive 360-degree anti-missile aircraft protection possible. A key feature of Aeroshield is that its combination of electro-optical and radar technology provides a near-zero false alarm rate, eliminating a major obstacle in the adoption of the solution. By defining the threat and determining the type, speed and range of the missile, the AeroShiled is able to fine-tune its IR jamming and flare response as well as deal successfully with simultaneous attacks from multiple missiles.

Together with Textron, BIRD Aerosystems presented a unique CJ4 ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) solution that combined BIRD’s field-proven ASIO solution and Textron Aviation’s Cessna Citation advanced CJ4.

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “This was our first time exhibiting at the International Paris Air Show which brings together all the players in this global industry around the latest technological innovations. Our AeroShield solution created quite a buzz as the growing demand for this type of solution is evident, particularly in the VIP sector, where business jets and other VIP planes and helicopters are equipped with countermeasures to mitigate potential threats. The CJ4 SMA solution also garnered interest among visitors as the combination effectively transformed the VIP transport aircraft into a sophisticated Special Mission Aircraft that is ideal for both land and maritime surveillance missions.”

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