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.”
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.