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MANPADS threat pushes AMPS development

4th July 2017 - 10:30 GMT | by Alice Budge, Helen Haxell in London


BIRD Aerosystems has further developed its Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS) and Aeroshield Pod due to the increased proliferation of MANPADS, the company told Shephard at the Paris Air Show.

BIRD’s Aeroshield Pod configuration has been developed in response to the growing threat of MANPADS to civil and military aircraft. The system uses BIRD’s AMPS to offer a missile protection system that utilises both laser and flare protection technology.

While AMPS has to-date been installed largely on Mi-17 aircraft, BIRD has designed the Aeroshield with VIP platforms, such as commercial aircraft.

Shaul Mazor, VP marketing and business development at BIRD, commented

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Alice Budge


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Helen Haxell


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Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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