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 is designed to provide total protection in dense and diverse threat environments by protecting crews and aircraft against all known Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs), including man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS), laser beam rider (LBR) and radar-guided missiles.
Integrated with BIRD’s patented Confirmation and Tracking Sensors, AMPS uniquely ensures an unprecedented Zero False Alarm Rate (FAR) along with enhanced protection based on each real threat’s unique characteristics enabling users to detect threats in a way that has never been possible before, ensuring optimal aircraft protection tailored to defeat each specific threat.
With hundreds of aircraft installations, AMPS has been selected to protect a wide range of civil and military platforms used by leading customers such as the US Government, NATO members, United Nations (UN) Air Operations and other Air Forces around the world. The system has been in long-term, continuous, and successful operation in high risk theaters including Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan Mali and Somalia.
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.
Unique DIRCM system designed to confirm, track and jam IR guided missile threats
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.