BIRD Aerosystems, a leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions, will showcase its Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System (SPREOS) Compact Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) at the Electronic Warfare Europe event, which takes place from May 13-15 in Stockholm, Sweden.
According to the Israeli company, SPREOS is the most Advanced, Compact and Lightweight DIRCM in the market currently. Presented in its production configuration, SPREOS combines a radar-based confirmation sensor and an active laser jammer, and ensures optimal protection against different MANPADS threat types.
SPREOS performs multiple functions, including threat confirmation, tracking and jamming of advanced IR guided missiles. It slews to the direction of the threat, activates its multi-band radar functionality, confirms and tracks while analyzing its unique information to enable the most effective jamming response. Following the confirmation and tracking, SPREOS deploys the dual-band countermeasure laser, causing the missile to miss the aircraft.
Compact and Lightweight, SPREOS is an ideal solution for a range of airborne platforms. The system is integrated in BIRD’s AMPS MD solution, which is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks.
“Combining multiple independent laser generators, including the latest QCL technology, and utilizing a proprietary multi-band laser jamming, BIRD’s SPREOS eliminates all of the false alarms and ensures that only actual threats are jammed,” said Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Bird Aerosystems. “Uniquely designed to protect military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground to air missiles (MANPADS), BIRD’s SPREOS can be easily integrated with all types of Missile Warning Systems (MWS), and is the most compact and cost-effective DIRCM available today.”
Alongside the SPREOS, BIRD Aerosystems will also present its patented MACS (Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor). BIRD’s MACS performs unique confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats detected by the main electro-optical passive sensors, and practically eliminates any False Alarms.