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BIRD Aerosystems has announced that the company has been chosen by the Israeli Ministry of Defence through MAFAT – the Defence Ministry’s Directorate of Research and Development – to demonstrate a prototype of a new defence system to protect ground troops and high-value assets against various kinds of threats and missiles, including anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM).

The new defence system prototype will include a small radar based on the confirmation and tracking radarimplemented in Bird’s SPREOS sensor. The new radar is to conduct detection and verification of the threat, and then deploy and guide the system countermeasures to intercept the threat.

Based on Bird’s SPREOS DIRCM technology, the new defence system prototype will provide effective and precise protection to the ground forces, Bird writes in a press release. The project is currently under advanced stages of development, and the company is expected to conduct a demonstration of the complete defence system during 2022.