Following the successful deployment of its Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) by the US Army, BIRD Aerosystems has received another follow-on order of additional AMPS from the US Government.
The company, which also develops Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions, presented its AMPS Family of products, including the MACS sensor and the SPREOS DIRCM, at the Quad-A Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium.
BIRD’s AMPS Family include the MACS sensor, which performs confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats and ensures a zero False Alarm Rate with maximum aircraft protection, and the SPREOS DIRCM, which combines a radar-based confirmation sensor and an active laser jammer and provides enhanced protection against the immediate threat of Man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS). Both solutions are ITAR free.
“BIRD Aerosystems recently received another follow-on order of additional AMPS from the US Government, and we see this as another step towards becoming a central supplier of innovative airborne solutions for the US Army,” said Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder. “Besides the US government, BIRD Aerosystems is looking to further extend our offering to the US market in the next years, and offer both the MACS sensor and the SPREOS DIRCM as part of the different ASE solutions”.
The Israeli company’s AMPS are installed on hundreds of military and VIP aircraft worldwide. AMPS has become a standard system of NATO members, having been also selected and installed for the United Nations (UN) Air Operations, and the US and Canadian governments.
The company’s ASIO solution offers decision makers and field-commanders accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information that dramatically enhances situational awareness.