AMPS-MV Configuration

Provides protection to VIP and civil aircraft against MANPADS attacks. AMPS-MV has been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and German aviation authority LBA (Luftfahrt Bundesamt) for installation on business jet-sized aircraft.
AMPS-MV operates in a fully autonomous mode and provides complete protection with minimal pilot intervention.

The typical engagement scenario, as described above, is initiated by the MILDS® AN/AAR-60 (UV) sensors that automatically detect the missile launch and sends the indication/alarm to the EW Suite Controller (MCDU). The MCDU activates the Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS) that slews to the direction of the incoming threat and verifies the validity of the threat.

Only upon validation of the threat by both MILDS and MACS sensors will the MCDU confirm the threat, initiate the optimized countermeasure dispensing program, and provide visual and audio alerts to the aircraft crew.

The AMPS-MV unique capabilities and the unprecedented practical zero False Alarm Rate make it the only system compatible with Civil Aviation regulations and eligible to be installed on both civil and VIP platforms.

Main features:

Fully autonomous system from detection to protection

Practically zero false alarm rate (1 for every thousands of hours)

Highest probability of detection

Calculated Time-to-Impact to enhance countermeasure logic

Multi threat handling - up to 8 simultaneous threats

Short installation and integration time

Standalone configuration - no interfaces required for mission or avionics systems

Improves aircraft survivability (especially at night) by eliminating the need to fire any flares due to false alarms

Designed according to MIL and RTCA/DO environmental and EMI standards to meet both military and civilian aircraft requirements (both helicopters and fixed wing)

Designed according to RTCA/DO-178 and RTCA-DO-254 civil aviation standards to ensure high level of sensor safety and reliability

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