BIRD Aerosystems to Launch New Autonomous Multi-Sensor Maritime Awareness System

The OSCAR (Ocean Surveillance Control and Reconnaissance) solution provides real-time intelligence and threat assessments on all vessels within a country’s areas of interest

The OSCAR solution (Photo: BIRD Aerosystems)

BIRD Aerosystems, a developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems and Special Mission Aircraft Solutions, will officially launch the OSCAR (Ocean Surveillance Control and Reconnaissance) solution and demonstrate it for the first time at the Paris Air Show 2019.   

Combined with a secure over-the-cloud deployment and multi-sensor integration, the OSCAR Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) solution provides real-time intelligence and threat assessments on all vessels within a country’s areas of interest.

OSCAR provides 24/7 protection of the maritime domain and Tier-1 Level of prevention against illegal activities at sea such as illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, oil theft, smuggling and illegal transshipment, as well as for Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) monitoring. 

Fully autonomous and advanced multi-sensor system, OSCAR applies machine-learning algorithms on real-time data sources such as satellite and terrestrial AIS, satellite SAR/EO/IR, LRIT, coastal radars, tactical sensors and more, and uses it to detect, analyze and prioritize suspicious vessels while providing automatic alerts to the user once these threats are found.

Once OSCAR detects potential threats, it plans an effective flight plan for the ASIO (airborne surveillance, information, and observation) special mission aircraft which is then loaded into the MSIS mission management system to enable an effective surveillance mission. Additionally, during the mission, OSCAR receives the real-time tactical sensor data of the aircraft which is then further analyzed and detects additional possible threats.

BIRD Aerosystems will also present its Self-Protection Radar Electro-Optic System (SPREOS) DIRCM, which combines a radar-based confirmation sensor and an active laser jammer to ensure optimal protection against different MANPADS threat types. The patented SPREOS uniquely performs threat confirmation to ensure zero false alarms hence jamming will be activated only once the threat has been confirmed and analyzed.

“Fully autonomous and personally customized for the needs of each customer, BIRD’s OSCAR solution drives operational costs down and detection probabilities up, and I am confident that it will be a real game-changer in the field of maritime surveillance and patrol,” Says Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at Bird Aerosystems. “The OSCAR Solution and the SPREOS DIRCM are two of our latest innovative and advanced solutions that demonstrate BIRD’s unique capability of combining operational know-how with high-end technology and engineering capability.”