As part of the contract, BIRD’s AMPS and SPREOS will be certified on the two different aircraft in collaboration with the aircraft OEM, achieving a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the system installation on the aircraft.
“We are honored to seal another important contract with a leading European customer, and install our Missile Protection Systems, with the advanced SPREOS DIRCM, on the most advanced VIP aircraft available today. We are honored to collaborate with world-leading OEMs like Gulfstream and Bombardier, and confident that our systems will allow head-of-states using these aircraft to fly safely and uninterrupted,” said Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems.
Operationally deployed in dangerous conflict areas worldwide, 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 Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam the missile’s IR seeker and protect the aircraft. Queued by the Missile Warning Sensors (MWS), BIRD’s SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System) DIRCM can uniquely confirm that it is a real missile and not a false alarm. At the same time, it precisely assesses the nature of the particular threat, tracking it and cueing an advanced QCL dual-band laser to defeat the threat.
Based on BIRD Aerosystems’ experience and proven record, SPREOS DIRCM ensures optimal platform protection in the most effective way available today.