Israel, December 9, 2019. BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO), introduces the AeroShield(M): a compact version of its combat-proven all-in-one AeroShield pod.
Equipped with BIRD’s field-proven AMPS solution, AeroShield is an all-in-one pod solution for protection of narrow and wide-body aircraft. The AeroShield pod offers the most comprehensive anti-missile protection by uniquely using both BIRD’s SPREOS DIRCM and Flares and enabling customers to fly fully protected in the most challenging theaters.
AeroShield(M) is a compact and lightweight version of the AeroShield Pod. AeroShield(M) is tailored to support the installation of BIRD’s AMPS on medium size VIP jets such as the Falcon and Gulfstream. Easily installed, the compact AeroShield(M) POD integrates Missile Launch Detection Sensors (MILDS) and Flare Dispensers, and can incorporate either the MACS sensor or SPREOS DIRCM– according to the specific needs of each customer.
Integrating BIRD’s AMPS in a smaller and more compact all-in-one pod, AeroShield(M) ensures the highest aircraft survivability while reducing the aircraft signature and drag. Unveiled by the company for the first time, the AeroShield(M)POD is already fully certified, and will be installed and operational in the coming months.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems: “AeroShield(M) is a compact version of BIRD’s renowned AeroShield POD, which is already installed on numerous aircraft around the world, protecting them against the growing threat of MANPADS. Smaller and lightweight, AeroShield(M) ensures maximum aircraft protection with reduced drag and minimal interference. Easily installed and can be simply transferred between different platforms, AeroShield(M) is an ideal pod solution for medium-size VIP jets.”