BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO), has won a contract for the delivery and installation of its AMPS-MLRD solution. This includes the patented SPREOS DIRCM, to be fitted to a customer VIP and Military aircraft in Africa.
The AMPS-MLRD missile protection system provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of Surface-to-Air-Missiles (SAM) including Man-Portable-Air-Defence-Systems (MANPADS), laser and radar guided threats. The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use of countermeasure decoys (Flares and Chaff) and Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam the missile’s IR seeker.
The AMPS-MLRD includes BIRD Aerosystems’ Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System (SPREOS). This is a patented DIRCM system that provides Missile Verification, Tracking, and Jamming. Queued by the Missile Warning Sensors, SPREOS points towards the suspected threat, performs a Doppler based interrogation to confirm the existence of a valid threat and extract its key parametres. In addition, SPREOS precisely tracks and points an advanced 5ht generation Solid-State Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) towards the threat for the most effective jamming of the missile while continually assessing the jamming effectiveness.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems, said: “After a careful examination process, the customer chose BIRD Aerosystems’ SPREOS and the AMPS-MLRD to protect its VIP and military fleet. BIRD Aerosystems’ AMPS with the SPREOS DIRCM makes it possible to identify and intercept high-velocity threat attacks such as enemy MANPADS and eliminate all of the systems False Alarms. Being the most advanced protection solution in the market today, SPREOS enables our customers to detect threats in a way that has never been possible before, ensuring optimal aircraft protection tailored to defeat each specific threat.”