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11 July 2016

FIA2016: BIRD Aerosystems Presents Airborne Missile Protection System Live Demo

BIRD Aerosystems showcases the newest configuration of the Airborne Missile Protection System  (AMPS), AMPS-MV, installed on the MI-8 Helicopter of Ukrainian Helicopters on the Static Display, Lincoln Rod, just Left of GE Aviation (Near LED 3 Big Screen).

AMPS-MV installed MI-8 Helicopter.

The AMPS-MV missile protection system provides 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 & Space (DS) and is installed in over 2,000 aircraft. 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, according to the company. 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 capable of being installed on both civil and military aircraft.

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.

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