BIRD’s AMPS is in operational use in the Czech Air force, protecting against the growing threat of MANPADS.
The new SPREOS DIRCM solution will be presented on BIRD’s AeroShield POD in Booth number PO38
IDET 2019, Brno, Booth PO38
BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO), will participate in IDET and present its AMPS MD DIRCM installed on the AeroShield POD, an all-in-one integrated solution for the protection of Governmental VIP widebody aircraft. Uniquely designed to protect strategic transport and Head of State aircraft and helicopters, BIRD’s AMPS is already in operational use by a number of different customers in the region, including the Czech Airforce.
BIRD AMPS will be presented together with European Air Services in Czechoslovak Group booth #PO38.
BIRD’s AMPS MD uses advanced 5th Gen. Laser to counter any incoming missile threat. The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use advanced Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam the missile’s IR seeker and protects the aircraft. BIRD’s patented SPREOS DIRCM, on which AMPS MD solution is based on, uniquely performs multiple functions, including threat confirmation, tracking and jamming of advanced IR guided missiles. SPREOS slews to the direction of the threat, activates its multi-band radar functionality, confirms and tracks while analyzing its unique information to enable the most effective jamming response. Following the confirmation and tracking, SPREOS deploys the dual-band countermeasure laser, causing the missile to miss the aircraft.
Alongside the AMPS MD, BIRD Aerosystems will also demonstrate its ASIO Special Mission ISR Aircraft solution, that enables Aerial surveillance of large areas. Cost-effective and specially designed to fit the needs of each customer, this is an ideal solution for border protection, and for any other airborne surveillance mission – all in one multi-mode Special Mission Aircraft.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Bird Aerosystems: “Uniquely designed to protect strategic transport aircraft and Head of State aircraft and helicopters against the growing threat of MANPADS, BIRD AMPS MD DIRCM solution is the most advanced protection solution in the market today. Integrated in BIRD’s all-in-one AeroShield POD, the system can be easily transferred between different aircraft. In addition, our ASIO solution is ideal for ground patrol missions such as monitoring against illegal trafficking and border protection, as it offers decision makers and field-commanders accurate, real-time terrestrial information that enhances situational awareness.”
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.