Herzliya, Israel – May 16th, 2016
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.
The company will showcase its new Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) system called SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic Sensor)
SPREOS, a joint development with a large European Company , combines a radar based sensor (verification) and an active laser (DIRCM), and provides enhanced protection against the immediate threat of Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS).
The system can be used in a wide-range of airborne platforms, ranging from small helicopters to large transport aircraft. SPREOS integrates into a single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) multiple functions, including threat confirmation, tracking and jamming of advanced IR guided missiles.
Upon receiving a warning from the onboard Missile Warning System (MWS), SPREOS quickly slews to the direction of the incoming threat and activates the dual band radar function for confirmation and high precision tracking. Following the confirmation and tracking SPREOS deploys the dual-band counter measure laser causing the missile to miss the aircraft.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “The new SPREOS system is a true game changer in the market, ensuring enhanced protection of aircrafts against any type of MANPADS launch, with zero activation as a result of false alarms. We developed the SPREOS based on the vast experience BIRD gained in hundreds of projects that have already been implemented in recent years.
Factor, who is a former combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) also stated that “we are mostly proud that our development team succeeded in creating this high-end solution which will be the most advanced in the market with the most cost effective price tag in its category.”
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.