- This follows several previous successful installations of BIRD solutions on UN Air Operation aircraft
Tel-a-Viv. 11 July 2022. BIRD Aerosystems announced that it has completed another installation of its AMPS-MV Airborne Missile Protection System, which includes the MACS sensor, on UN Air Operations Mi-17 helicopters. Ready for immediate operational use, The AMPS-MV systems will protect the UN Air Operations VIPs when flying in Africa.
As a qualified supplier of Airborne Missile Protection System for the UN as well as for
other leading organizations such as the US government and various NATO forces, this
follow-on order comes after several previous successful installations of BIRD solutions
on UN Air Operations aircraft in recent years.
Operationally deployed in dangerous conflict areas worldwide, BIRD AMPS missile
protection system provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft
against the growing threat of ground-to-air missiles (MANPADS). AMPS automatically
detects, verifies, and foils SAM attacks through the effective use of countermeasure
decoys (Flares and Chaff) and by Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam
the missile IR seeker and protect the aircraft. The AMPS-MV includes BIRD Aerosystems;
patented Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS) sensor, which performs unique
confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats detected by the main electro-optical
passive sensors, practically eliminating any False Alarms. MACS ensures that only actual
missiles will be declared by the system and reacted upon.
Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems: "Providing the highest level of
protection for its personnel, the UN Air Operations again chooses to equip its aircraft with
BIRD AMPS Airborne Missile Protection System. As the recent conflict in Ukraine showed
us, the importance of these systems for the protection of soldiers; lives is undoubted."