The strategic cooperation arrives after the two companies have already joined forces on several successful projects, where BIRD’s AMPS airborne missile protection systems, including the SPREOS DIRCM, were provided and installed on aircraft of European customers. By joining forces, both companies aim to strengthen their presence in the European market, expand their customer base, and effectively address the high demand for airborne missile protection systems in Central Europe.
Commenting on the partnership, Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems, stated, “We are excited to collaborate with Česká letecká servisní (ČLS) to enhance our market reach further and address the growing demand for BIRD’s AMPS missile protection systems in Central Europe. ČLS brings unique expertise and experience in avionics integration and modernization, making them an ideal partner for us. Together, we will be able to provide comprehensive solutions that cater to the specific requirements of our customers.”
Monika Kowalczkova, General Director of Česká letecká servisní (ČLS), added, “We are delighted to join forces with BIRD Aerosystems in this strategic cooperation. Their industry-leading airborne defense solutions complement our avionics integration and modernization capabilities perfectly. Together, we are well-positioned to meet the evolving challenges of the defense industry and contribute to the security and protection of fleets and ground assets.”
Česká letecká servisní (ČLS), a member of the CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP, was established in 1997 and has since grown to become one of the leading aviation service providers in the Czech Republic,
BIRD’s AMPS Airborne Missile Protection System provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground-to-air missiles (MANPADS). 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 and protect the aircraft.
The two companies are presenting their unique airborne defense solutions at the 2023 Paris Air Show.