BIRD Aerosystems, an Israeli provider of innovative defense technology and solutions that protect the air, sea, and land fleets of governments and related agencies, will present its AMPS Airborne Missile Protection Systems, including the SPREOS DIRCM at the ADEX International Defence Exhibition in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The company says that operationally proven and installed on hundreds of aircraft worldwide, including Mi-17 helicopters, BIRD's AMPS missile protection system provides the most enhanced protection for aircraft and helicopters 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 countermeasure decoys (Flares and Chaff) and by the SPREOS DIRCM that jam the missile's IR seeker and protect the aircraft.
According BIRD, 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.