BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developerÂ of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), announced today, that it will present the AeroShield pod in its full configuration for the first time at the Paris Air Show. In its full configuration, the AeroShield pod is available with BIRD Aerosystems’ Spreos Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) solution, making it the only pod solution that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares.
Integrating the full AMPS system into an all-in-one POD solution which includes BIRD’s Spreos Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) as well as Missile Launch Detection Sensors (MILDS) and additional Flare Dispensers, the AeroShield pod was designed to provide the most comprehensive anti-missile aircraft protection for narrow and wide body aircraft and VIP jets. It is already fully operational and in use on VIP aircraft.Â Easily installed, the pod provides optimum platform protection with minimal interference to the aircraft, while fully complying with EASA/FAA civil aviation regulation procedures. Using the AMPS-MV advanced configuration which ensures a Zero False Alarm rate, the pod is ideal for wide body aircrafts such as the A320, B737, B777, A380 etc., and can be easily transferred between different aircrafts.
In addition with Textron Systems, BirdÂ will present a unique CJ4 ASIO Special Mission Aircraft (SMA) that combines BIRDâ€™s ASIO solution and Textron Aviationâ€™s Cessna Citation advanced CJ4, which effectively transforms the VIP transport aircraft into a sophisticated SMA. With added speed and range, the Cessna Citation CJ4 is able to reach points of interest far quicker, and cover a greater mission area, making it ideal as a special mission jet for both land and maritime surveillance missions.
BIRD Aerosystems’ ASIO claims the solution as a complete end-to-end airborne Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solution. ASIO provides decision makers and field commanders with accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information. Integrated with BIRDâ€™s unique mission management system and using the latest surveillance and monitoring sensors, the ASIO solution has become one of the most affordable, reliable and capable Special Mission Aircraft Solution available today. BIRDâ€™s ASIO solution can be installed on a wide range of aircraft and is a complete yet highly customizable airborne operational system.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder said on the eve of PAS 17: “We are proud to present our latest solutions at the Paris Air Show. This include our Spreos DIRCM solution integrated within the Aeroshield pod which is the only pod solution that supports protection by both DIRCM and flares, and thus is an ideal all-in-one solution for protection of large aircraft and VIP jets. Additionally we will be presenting together with Textron Aviation theÂ ASIO CJ4 SMA Citation solution which is a unique Special mission aircraft solution that enables users to enjoy extraordinary aircraft capabilities along with a comprehensive multi-sensor configuration that support diverse operational missions.Â The CJ4 ASIO solution ensures a unified and comprehensive situational awareness picture for the entire task force in the air and on the ground and enables decision makers to make critical operational decisions in real time”.