BIRD Aerosystems, a global provider of innovative defence technology and solutions that protect the air, sea, and land fleets of governments and related agencies, will present its AMPS Airborne Missile Protection Systems, including the SPREOS DIRCM, the most advanced and lightweight DIRCM solution available today, at the ADEX International Defence Exhibition in Baku, Azerbaijan. Operationally proven and installed on hundreds of aircraft worldwide, including Mi-17 helicopters, BIRD’s AMPS missile protection system provides the most enhanced protection for aircraft and helicopters against the growing threat of ground-to-air missiles (MANPADS).
Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems: “Operationally proven, protecting hundreds of helicopters and aircraft operating in the most dangerous arenas worldwide including Mi-17 helicopters, BIRD’s AMPS with the SPREOS DIRCM provides enhanced aircraft protection that is uniquely tailored to defeat each specific threat.”
The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use of countermeasure decoys (Flares and Chaff) and by the SPREOS DIRCM that jam the missile’s IR seeker and protect the aircraft. Cued by the Missile Warning Sensors (MWS), BIRD’s SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System) DIRCM can uniquely confirm that it is a real missile and not a false alarm. At the same time, it precisely assesses the nature of the particular threat, tracking it and cueing an advanced QCL dual-band laser to defeat the threat. Based on BIRD Aerosystems’ past experience and proven record, SPREOS DIRCM ensures optimal platform protection in the most effective way available today.
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. From operational analysis, system design, integration and installation through ground and flight testing and including system certification – BIRD is truly a one-stop-shop.