BIRD Aerosystems, a global provider of innovative defence technology and solutions that protect the air, sea, and land fleets of governments and related agencies, is honoured to announce that the company was chosen by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) through MAFAT – the Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Research and Development – to demonstrate a prototype of a new defence system that will protect ground troops and high-value assets against various kinds of threats and missiles, including anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). The project is currently under advanced stages of development, and the company is expected to conduct a demonstration of the complete defence system during 2022.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems: “As an expert in the field of Doppler Radar technology, BIRD is constantly investing in the research and development of new solutions and technologies to provide our customers smart and effective protection against missile threats. Always growing and expanding our innovative technology to new fields and solutions, we are honoured to be chosen by the Israeli MOD and MAFAT for this project, and are confident that our unique technology will provide its added value in further fields and arenas.”
The new defence system prototype will include a small innovative radar, based on the confirmation and tracking radar implemented in BIRD’s operationally-proven SPREOS. Small and lightweight, the new radar will conduct detection and verification of the threat, and then deploy and guide the system countermeasures to intercept the threat. Taking the unique abilities of BIRD’s renowned SPREOS DIRCM to novel arenas, the new defence system prototype will provide effective and precise protection to the ground forces.
BIRD Aerosystems is a leading global provider of innovative airborne solutions that protect our customers and ensure the security of their assets. Founded in 2001, privately-owned and based in Israel, BIRD develops and markets advanced airborne missile protection systems and airborne surveillance, information and observation solutions. Leveraging deep in-house technical know-how, BIRD also provides world-class aviation logistics services to large-scale commercial and governmental customers. Solutions from BIRD are in wide scale, long-term use by some of the world’s largest commercial, governmental, military, and transnational organizations – including NATO forces, UN Air Operations, the US Government, Airbus and other major aircraft manufacturers, and many others.