Israeli developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO), Bird Aerosystems has received an order for additional AMPS systems from UN Air Operations.
The UN is already using Bird’s AMPS systems, and this is a follow-on order that will allow the UN to install the systems on additional helicopters.
“The UN Air Operations teams are operating in the most dangerous areas and conflict zones in Africa, and therefore have to make sure that their helicopters are safe and protected against the constantly growing threat of MANPADS. As caring for its soldiers is a primary goal for the UN, we are honored that once again, they choose to do so using Bird’s AMPS-MV, the most advanced and cost-effective solution that is available today,” says Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at Bird Aerosystems.
UN Mi-17 Helicopters that are operating in the most dangerous and complicated areas in Africa will be fitted with Bird’s AMPS-MV solution, which includes the MACS sensor. The AMPS-MV includes the company’s patented Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS) sensor, which performs unique confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats detected by the main electro-optical passive sensors, and practically eliminates any False Alarms.
MACS ensures that only real missiles will be declared by the system and reacted upon.
The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use of countermeasure decoys (Flares and Chaff) and by Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam the missile’s IR seeker and protects the aircraft.
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