BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), announces that Major General (res.) Amir Eshel, who served as the former commander of the Israeli Air Force, joins BIRD Aerosystems board of directors – on behalf of FIMI Opportunity Funds.
Eshel served as the 17th commander of the Israeli Air Force between 2012-2017. He holds a degree in economics from Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama, and a degree in political science from the University of Haifa’s National Security Studies Center.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems: “We are pleased to announce that Maj. Gen. (res.) Amir Eshel joins BIRD Aerosystems board of directors. His experience is an asset and we are confident that his contribution to the company will be significant. BIRD Aerosystems is constantly growing and expanding, we have recently recruited new employees for a wide range of positions, and the recruitment process is still in progress. The current expansion comes after a fruitful year of constant business growth and significant investment in R&D, and due to winning a number of significant projects worldwide. We intend to keep growing and expanding, and to stay on the edge of technology”.
Gillon Beck, FIMI Senior Partner: “FIMI acquired a 50% stake of BIRD Aerosystems on August 2018. We are impressed by the company’s technological capabilities, its unique solutions and proficient human capital. We believe that Amir Eshel’s extensive experience and proven abilities will contribute to the Company’s growth and development processes which are already in progress.”
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.