BIRD Aerosystems unveils compact version of AeroShield pod
Compact version of all-in-one AeroShield missile protection system is designed for medium size VIP jets
Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) developer BIRD Aerosystems has introduced a compact version of its combat-proven all-in-one AeroShield pod.
The new version is equipped with BIRD’s field-proven AMPS solution, AeroShield, an all-in-one Pod solution for protection of narrow and wide-body aircraft. The AeroShield pod offers comprehensive anti-missile protection using both BIRD's SPREOS DIRCM and flares, enabling customers to fly fully protected in the most challenging locations.
Pod tailored for medium size VIP jets
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.
The compact AeroShield(M) POD is easily installed and 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 ensures the highest aircraft survivability while reducing aircraft signature and drag. The AeroShield POD is fully certified, and will be installed and operational in the coming months.
Pod protects against threat of MANPADS
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founderat BIRD Aerosystems said: "AeroShield 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 is an ideal pod solution for medium-size VIP jets."