BIRD Aerosystems, a developer of Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) systems and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), has been awarded a 3-year follow-on contract to provide a variety of maintenance and support services to the Mexican Government ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) fleet, which includes Cessna Citation aircraft modified to ground surveillance missions, special-mission Bell 407 helicopters, intervention vehicles, and headquarters. BIRD Aerosystems has provided the SMA to the Mexican Government three years ago, and provided maintenance and support to these platforms for the past three years. Under the new contract, BIRD Aerosystems will continue to provide these services for three additional years.
The three-year contract includes aircraft maintenance and follow-on support; maintenance inspections; refresher and initial training courses for the operational crew – pilots, technicians, and special mission operators; provision of spare parts, ground support equipment, and special tools to enable the operational availability of the fleet.
This follow-on contract also includes a variety of system upgrades to be performed by BIRD Aerosystems, including upgrade to the mission system capabilities, night vision operation capabilities and fleet modernization in-view of 2020 regulations.
BIRD Aerosystems' ASIO solution is installed on ground surveillance Cessna Citation aircraft, special-mission Bell 407 helicopters, intervention vehicles, and headquarters of the Mexican Government. The ASIO solution allows all operating teams to share a unified overview and real-time situational awareness, significantly enhancing the security of borders, strategic sites, and infrastructure.
Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder: "The ASIO systems were provided to the Mexican Government three years ago, together with a three-year full-service plan. This renewal of the contract for three additional years is a sign of proof for BIRD Aerosystems' high-end products and on-site services. BIRD Aerosystems offers its customers turn-key solutions that are specifically tailored for the needs of each customer, and our broad range of support and maintenance services ensures that each customer will be able to get the most out of our systems, and maintain high operational capability."