BIRD Aerosystems Delivers Additional AMPS Systems for Czech Mi-17 Helicopters


Defence Industry

Tel Aviv: Israeli company BIRD Aerosystems, has completed the deliveries of additional AMPS systems, including the MACS – a Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor, and a provision of SPREOS – the Self-Protection Radar Electro-Optic System DIRCM, for the Czech Mi-17 helicopters.

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

BIRD’s AMPS Airborne Missile Protection System 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 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.

“Completing another successful program of our AMPS systems on Czech aircraft, we are honoured 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.