BIRD Aerosystems to present live demonstration of AMPS-MV on Mi-8-MTV at Farnborough

AMPS-MV installed MI-8 Helicopter. Photo Credit: BIRD Aerosystems
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BIRD Aerosystems specializes in the developing and deploying of two main product lines: Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions.

The company will showcase the newest configuration of the Airborne Missile Protection System, AMPS-MV, which will be installed on the MI-8 Helicopter of Ukrainian Helicopters at Farnborough International Airshow.

BIRD Aerosystems, will present the AMPS-MV missile protection system which provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground to air missiles (MANPADS). The AMPS system was developed in cooperation with AIRBUS Defence and Space and is installed in over 2,000 aircrafts and provides more than 85% of the global market outside of the United States.

AMPS-MV installed MI-8 Helicopter. Photo Credit: BIRD Aerosystems
AMPS-MV installed MI-8 Helicopter. Photo Credit: BIRD Aerosystems

AMPS-MV is based on a patent concept implemented into the Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS). MACS performs confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats and reduces the system FAR to practically zero  enabling optimal deployment of countermeasures and/or a DIRCM system for ensuring highest aircraft survivability.

By achieving a practical zero FAR, the AMPS-MV complies with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) civil aviation regulation procedures and is uniquely capable of being installed on both civil and military aircrafts.

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: “The AMPS-MV system provides a full autonomous system from detection to protection with the highest probability of detection – practically zero false alarm rates. AMPS-MV is the only system compatible with Civil Aviation regulations and eligible to be installed on both civil and VIP platforms. The system has evolved into a standard system at NATO, including the aircrafts used during UN Air Operations and by USA and Canadian governments.”

AMPS-MV installed MI-8 Helicopter. Photo Credit: BIRD Aerosystems
AMPS-MV installed MI-8 Helicopter. Photo Credit: BIRD Aerosystems
AMPS-MV installed MI-8 Helicopter. Photo Credit: BIRD Aerosystems
AMPS-MV installed MI-8 Helicopter. Photo Credit: BIRD Aerosystems
AMPS-MV installed MI-8 Helicopter. Photo Credit: BIRD Aerosystems
AMPS-MV installed MI-8 Helicopter. Photo Credit: BIRD Aerosystems

About BIRD Aerosystems

BIRD Aerosystems is a privately owned company established in 2001 and based in Israel. The company specializes in the developing and deploying of two main product lines: Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions.

BIRD provides turn-key programs that include operational analysis, system design, system integration and installation, project management, extended product support, and a broad range of system engineering activities including ground testing, flight testing and system certification.

BIRD develops and markets the AMPS and ASIO solutions in three continents – America, Africa and Asia. The systems are in operational use by NATO forces, UN air operations, the US Government and many other customers around the world.

In 2015 the company was awarded the Frost & Sullivan Award with ‘Customer Value Leadership in the Mission Aircraft ISR System Industry’ for the ASIO system. The award reflects BIRD’s unique solution, which combines a high level of customization and technology to support the specific requirements of each customer.

www.birdaero.com

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