BIRD Aerosystems Gets Another Order for King-Air 350 Special Mission Maritime Patrol Aircraft

By ARIE EGOZI

Defence Industry

Tel Aviv: Israeli company BIRD Aerosystems has received another order for a King-Air 350 Special Mission Maritime Patrol Aircraft from an undisclosed customer. Under the contract, BIRD will purchase the aircraft and transfer it to a Maritime Patrol Aircraft using its renowned ASIO solution.

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According to the company, BIRD’s ASIO Special Mission Aircraft is an end-to-end airborne Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solution ideal for maritime and ground surveillance, search and rescue, patrol and monitoring. ASIO offers decision-makers and field commanders accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information that dramatically enhances situational awareness. A true force multiplier, ASIO enables even small crews to deliver detailed and comprehensive surveillance information covering large geographic areas.

The Israeli company says that the ASIO maritime solution provides customers with an integrated Aerial-Naval-Land solution. It facilitates maritime and coastal surveillance, patrol and survey of borders and strategic assets, and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) monitoring capabilities. Leveraging BIRD’s advanced mission management system (MSIS), information gathered from the various sensors is autonomously prioritized and automatic alarms of suspicious activities are provided in real-time to the ASIO Maritime Patrol Aircraft enabling an optimized airborne mission.

The ASIO aircraft provides all the participants in the mission operation with an effective, integrated, real-time situational awareness overview over land and water, enabling efficient detection, tracking and interception of any suspicious activity.

Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems said that following successful installations of the ASIO solution on various aircraft, including King-Air 350, the company has the new order.

“Our vast experience allows us to transfer ordinary aircraft to special mission aircraft, providing our customers’ custom-made turn-key surveillance solutions,” he said.

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