Plasan Sasa and BIRD Aerosystems have teamed up to offer a SandCat armored vehicle equipped with BIRD's advanced mission management system (MSIS). The two companies are presenting the special intervention vehicle for the first time at Eurosatory 2018.
SandCat, Plasan’s family of 4X4 armored vehicles, has been designed to support a wide range of challenges and missions, including law enforcement, Special Forces, homeland security, border patrol and armed conflicts. SandCats are also used to transport troops and VIPs through conflict zones and serve as command and control centers.
BIRD's advanced Multi-Sensor Integration System (MSIS) manages the complete mission profile and ensures that all operating teams share a unified, real-time situational awareness. The MSIS is an integral part of BIRD Aerosystems’ Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence, and Observation (ASIO) solution. The system provides a complete task force solution that enables to collect and process large amounts of information gathered from the airborne platforms, and that is automatically classified and efficiently displayed. The information is then shared in real time with the ground segments of the task force such as the C2 center and ground intervention vehicles and enables all operating teams to share a unified situational awareness picture.
Equipped with BIRD's MSIS, the SandCat armored vehicle can receive real-time information and data from airborne sensors, allowing commanders to oversee and manage ground missions more effectively.
Ronen Factor, BIRD Aerosystems Co-CEO and Founder: “The installation of the MSIS on the [SandCat] vehicle will extend its operational capabilities, enable it to participate in Task Force Ground Missions requiring close coordination with airborne surveillance platforms, and allow it to exchange real-time mission-critical information.”