Bird Aerosystems, Israel-based developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), has bagged a contract to enhance operational capabilities of a South American customer’s current fleet of ASIO equipped aircraft.
The operational enhancements include an upgrade of the company’s MSIS Mission Management System to enable enhanced mission sensor operations, precise tracking of suspected targets and the use of advanced mission management algorithms which altogether are expected to further reduce the operator workload during the mission and to enable a more effective mission.
The upgrade will also enhance the Satcom utilization of the system, enabling the communication via Satcom to transfer system data dynamically as well as high-resolution videos.
In addition, Bird Aerosystems will add advanced task force command and control (C&C) capability to one of the customer’s ASIO aircraft, enabling high-level commanders onboard the aircraft to fully command over the task force missions from the air while also communicating in real time with the ground teams and the headquarters. The C&C aircraft shall further enhance customer mission effectiveness by providing real-time situational awareness and decision making to both commanders in the field and onboard the Aircraft.
“BIRD Aerosystems offers its customers turn-key solutions that are specifically tailored for the needs of each customer, and our broad range of support and maintenance services ensures that each customer will be able to get the most out of our systems and maintain high operational capability,” said Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems.
The company develops and deploys Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) as well as Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions. While the AMPS family of solutions provides protection against all known Surface to Air Missiles, the ASIO solution offers decision makers and field-commanders accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information that enhances situational awareness.