Rafael and BIRD Aerosystems revealed their new Aerial Surveillance Special Mission Aircraft Concept for the Colombian Air Force in Bogota Expodefensa 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Herzliya, Israel, November, 2015,
BIRD Aerosystems Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. have teamed up to offer the Colombian Air Force an advanced Aerial Surveillance and Maritime Mission Aircraft.

This new cooperation is aimed at offering the Colombian Air Force a leading Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) solution that contains advanced mission sensors and communication solutions integrated with a highly capable Mission Management and Intelligence Analysis System (MSIS) to create a unified situational awareness picture.

The new ASIO aircraft supports a wide range of missions ranging from aerial surveillance missions, ground and maritime surveillance and ISR missions. The solution enables an effective decision-making process based on the real, common situational awareness picture that is shared both onboard the mission aircraft and at the ground HQ.
ASIO is delivered by two highly experienced and professional companies committed to technical superiority and cost performance which will enable customers to benefit from a highly capable C4ISR platform. The solution includes Rafael’s most advanced airborne intelligence and reconnaissance sensors and communication solutions (RecceLite, Imilite, DLV 53, GlobalLink and others), integrated with BIRD’s Mission Management and Intelligence Analysis System (MSIS) and installed by BIRD on the customer’s choice of aircraft.

“We believe that the ASIO solutions is a real game changer for the ISR market and will provide the Colombian Air Force with an extensive operational capability” said Shaul Mazor VP Marketing and Business Development, BIRD Aerosystems. “This cooperation between the two companies will produce a highly capable platform provided in a cost effective manner to the Colombian Air Force.”

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