Provide complete protection against all known Surface to Air Missiles (SAM) including MANPADS, Laser Beam Rider threats and radar-guided missiles.
BIRD’s field-proven Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS) family of solutions provides complete protection against all known Surface to Air Missiles (SAM) including MANPADS, Laser Beam Rider threats and radar-guided missiles. Provided in cooperation with AIRBUS Defence and Space, AMPS automatically detects missile threats, processes and optimizes countermeasure programs, provides visual and audio alerts to the crew, and initiates appropriate countermeasure decoys or DIRCM. AMPS is provided as a turnkey solution that includes installation design, installation, integration, certification and support. AMPS boasts a proven track record in prominent conflict zones worldwide. The system has been in long-term, continuous and successful operation by advanced armed forces in theaters including Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. Certified by leading aircraft manufacturers – including AIRBUS Helicopters, MIL Design Bureau and others – AMPS has over 550 installations on platforms including EC135, EC635, EC145, BK117, EC155, Cougar, EC225, Mi8, Mi17, UH60, S-92, CH53, B407, B200, B350ER, B737, P3C, C130 and others.
AMPS can be installed on a wide range of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, using a variety of detection sensors and configurations. The system’s primary configurations offer complete protection against any type of ground-to-air threat, including:
BIRD’s unique Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS) confirms suspected incoming missile threats to eliminate false alarms. This enabling full system compliance with stringent FAA/EASA civil aviation regulations, and dramatically improves commercial and VIP aircraft protection against MANPADS.
SPREOS is an advanced Directional Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) system that provides enhanced protection against MANPADS (shoulder-launched missiles) for a wide range of airborne platforms – from small helicopters to large transport aircraft. Uniquely multifunctional, SPREOS offers threat confirmation, tracking, jamming and kill assessment of advanced IR-guided missiles – all in a single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU).
In light of the growing threat of MANPADS (shoulder-launched missiles) to civil and military aviation, and the need to protect wide-body aircraft, BIRD created AeroShield – a Pod solution for protection of large aircraft and VIP jets. Equipped with BIRD’s field-proven AMPS solution, AeroShield offers simple installation with minimal interference to the aircraft, in a unified solution for all wide body aircraft including the A320, B737, B777, A380, and others.