Integrating the full AMPS system into all in one POD solution, the “AEROSHIELD” provides the best on board integration for large aircraft and VIP jets
Herzliya, Israel – February 15, 2017: BIRD Aerosystems unveils the Aeroshield POD: an integrated solution that supports the installation of the Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) on VIP wide body aircraft. Exposed by the company for the first time, the Aeroshield POD is fully operational and was already sold to a number of customers.
BIRD Aerosystems specializes in the developing and deploying of two main product lines: Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions.
Integrating the AMPS-MV system which includes 5 Missile Launch Detection Sensors (MILDS), 1 Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS), 2-4 Flare Dispensers and an inertial measurement unit (IMU), BIRD’s Aeroshield POD is easily installed, and provides Optimum platform protection with minimal interference to the aircraft.
Using the AMPS-MV advanced configuration which ensures a Zero False Alarm rate, Aeroshield is the only pod solution that supports protection by flares, while fully complying with EASA/FAA civil aviation regulation procedures.
Small and lightweight, the Aeroshield POD is ideal for wide body aircrafts such as the A320, B737, B777, A380 etc., and can be easily transferred between different aircrafts.
Shaul Mazor, VP of marketing and business development: “The Aeroshield POD is an all-in-one solution, integrating the most advanced Airborne Missile Protection Systems in a small and lightweight platform. The system is designed to meet the growing threats of Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS) to civil and military aviation, and to fulfill the requirement for protection on wide body aircrafts”.
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’s AMPS and ASIO solutions are in operational use by NATO forces, UN air operations, the US Government and other different customers worldwide.
Developed in cooperation with AIRBUS Defence and Space, BIRD’s Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) are installed on hundreds of aircraft worldwide.
The company’s ASIO solution offers decision makers and field-commanders accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information that dramatically enhances situational awareness.
Combining in-depth knowledge of airborne operational requirements along with continuous innovations that drive the development of new and advanced airborne products and 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.
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.