BIRD Aerosystems will present its Airborne Mission Protection Systems (AMPS) family of solutions, including the MACS sensor and the SPREOS directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM), at the Quad-A Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium 2019 in Huntsville, AL, 17-19 November.

BIRD's AMPS series provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of man portable air defence systems (MANPADS). The Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS) performs unique confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats detected by the primary passive electro-optical (EO) sensors and ensures zero false alarms - hence only real missiles will be declared by the system and reacted to.

The Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System (SPREOS) DIRCM combines a radar-based confirmation sensor and an active laser jammer to ensure optimal protection against a range of MANPADS threat types. SPREOS uniquely performs multiple functions, including threat confirmation, tracking and jamming of advanced IR-guided missiles.

ITAR free, BIRD's AMPS solutions are already installed on US Army aircraft and have also evolved into a standard system for NATO, having been selected and installed on military, VIP and civil platforms used by NATO members.

"BIRD Aerosystems specialises in the development and production of innovative aircraft survivability equipment. Amongst our leading solutions are the SPREOS DIRCM and MACS sensor, two patented solutions that protect military and civilian aircraft around the world against MANPADS. As a leading supplier of airborne missile protection solutions for the US Army, NATO and the UN, we are happy to participate at the Quad-A Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium, and to present our latest solutions here in Alabama," commented Co-CEO Ronen Factor


The SPREOS DIRCM is a major component of BIRD’s AMPS family of aircraft protection solutions. (Photo: BIRD Aerosystems)

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