Protects military and civil aircraft against shoulder-launched missiles (MANPADS). At the heart of the AMPS-M system is BIRD’s Suite Controller (MCDU) that manages the MILDS passive imaging sensors, provides threat display to the operators and functions as the counter measures firing controller.
AMPS-M tracks and identifies the UV sources through its MILDS imaging sensors, which additionally determine the angle of attack and priority of the threat. The MCDU then accurately initiates proper countermeasures and warns the pilot to begin necessary evasive maneuvers.
The AMPS-M system provides full threat coverage, a very low false alarm rate, and maximum warning time for the deployment of appropriate countermeasures and ensuring the highest level of protection for crew and aircraft.
Fully autonomous system from detection to protection
Small number of compact, light-weight units allowing easy installation in helicopters as well as wide-body aircraft
No emissions from the sensors (stealth)
No cooling, short activation time
No interference from IR light and laser
Multi-threat handling - up to 8 simultaneous threats
Standalone configuration - no interfaces required to (external) mission or avionic systems
Low device weight and low power consumption
Short installation and integration time
Very wide installation base