Israel's BIRD Aerosystems, a leading developer of airborne missile protection systems and airborne surveillance, information, and observation (ASIO) solutions, unveiled Tuesday its ASIO Holistic Solution, a comprehensive system tailored for maritime and ground surveillance missions.
The advanced, multi-layered solution provides a multidimensional approach to combating diverse security threats within maritime and ground domains. According to the company, the system is managed from a unified command and control (C&C) center that operates BIRD's advanced intelligence analysis systems 24/7.
The operator in the center automatically receives a risk-based assessment of each target operating within and around the country's borders. After assessing the targets, the operator designates the high-risk targets, and the C&C system effectively tailors the required operations using the wide range of surface and air assets that are part of the ASIO task force, including special mission aircraft, advanced UAVs, ground vehicles, and naval vessels, BIRD said.
All of the ASIO assets are equipped with BIRD's advanced Mission Management system (MSIS) used to share the unified situational awareness picture and to ensure effective coordination between the assets through real-time connectivity and continuous data exchange. The system can be tailored to specific customer requirements, providing a true flexible force multiplier solution, and can be delivered and deployed gradually or as a complete solution, according to the company.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder of BIRD, said "After years of research and development, and based on BIRD Aerosystems' combat-proven ASIO task-force, we are happy to introduce the ASIO Holistic Solution – a complete ISR solution that connects airborne, naval, and ground units using BIRD's MSIS, and effectively controls surveillance missions. With BIRD's ASIO Holistic Solution, the appropriate assets are provided with an automatically generated mission plan, prioritized and optimized for the assets, and the entire team shares a unified real-time situational awareness overview and actionable intelligence."
BIRD's solutions are being used by NATO, the UN, the US government, and major aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, among others.