Bird Aerosystems has introduced the AeroShield(M), a compact version of its combat-proven all-in-one AeroShield pod, the company announced on 8 December.
Equipped with Bird’s field-proven airborne missile protection system (AMPS), AeroShield is an all-in-one pod solution for protection of narrow and wide-body aircraft. It offers the most comprehensive anti-missile protection by uniquely using both Bird’s SPREOS directional infra-red countermeasure (DIRCM) system and flares, enabling users to fly fully protected in the most challenging theatres.
AeroShield(M) is a compact, lightweight version of the system and is tailored to support medium size VIP jets such as the FALCON and GULFSTREAM. Easily installed, the compact AeroShield(M) pod integrates missile launch detection sensors (MILDS) and flare dispensers and can incorporate either the MACS sensor or SPREOS, according to the specific needs of each customer.
Integrating Bird’s AMPS in a more compact all-in-one pod, AeroShield(M) ensures the highest aircraft survivability while reducing the aircraft signature and drag. AeroShield(M) is already fully certified and will be installed and operational in the coming months.
"AeroShield(M) is a compact version of BIRD's renowned AeroShield pod, which is already installed on numerous aircraft around the world, protecting them against the growing threat of MANPADS. Smaller and lightweight, AeroShield(M) ensures maximum aircraft protection with reduced drag and minimal interference. Easily installed and can be simply transferred between different platforms, AeroShield(M) is an ideal pod solution for medium-size VIP jets," explained Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer at Bird Aerosystems.