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Czech Air Force seals delivery of two BIRD AMPS

24th October 2017 - 11:56 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The Czech Air Force has received delivery of two additional Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) from BIRD Aerosystems

The deal, sealed in Q3, is further to the air force already successfully deploying other BIRD developed AMPS in Afghanistan and also during domestic missions.

Specifically reserved for future international missions, including Afghanistan, the purchase will be an integral part of maintaining crew safety.

The system itself will be used to counter the threat of MANPADS and is designed to detect surface to air missile attacks through countermeasure alerts and by directional IR countermeasures, which jams a missile’s IR seeker.

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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