JANE'S 360: "Avoid a hit"
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Aircraft and helicopters remain vulnerable to air defence systems, especially man-portable variants. Israel’s BIRD Aerosystems (Hall 6, Stand C353) is showing its new directional infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) system here. Called SPREOS (self-protection radar electro-optic system) and jointly developed with a large European firm, this solution is ideal for a wide range of airborne platforms, from small helicopters to large transport aircraft. It combines a radar-based sensor for verification purposes and an active laser to provide enhanced protection against the immediate threat of man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS). read more