BIRD Delivers AMPS Systems for Czech Mi-17 Helicopters

BIRD's AMPS system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use of countermeasure decoys and Directional Infrared Countermeasures that jam the missile's IR seeker and protect the aircraft By Joseph Macey / 04 May 2023
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BIRD Aerosystems has completed the deliveries of additional Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), including a Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS) and a Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System (SPREOS) DIRCM, on Czech Mi-17 helicopters.

This is part of a follow-up program with the Czech Air Force that has been protecting its helicopters with AMPS for the last 15 years and has deployed them in the most complex environments, such as Afghanistan.

BIRD’s Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS) provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground-to-air missiles (MANPADS). The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) attacks through the effective use of countermeasure decoys (Flares and Chaff) and Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam the missile’s IR seeker and protect the aircraft.

BIRD Aerosystems will showcase its AMPS Airborne Missile Protection solutions, including the MACS sensor and SPREOS DIRCM, at the Adriatic Sea Defense & Aerospace Exhibition in Zadar, Croatia, 3rd-5th May, 2023.

“Completing another successful program of our AMPS systems on Czech aircraft, we are honored to be their partner of choice for Airborne Missile Protection Solutions, and to provide them with the best means to protect their aircrews” said Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems.

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