Farnborough 2016: BIRD Aerosystems to showcase AMPS-MV
BIRD Aerosystems will present its latest Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS) configuration, the AMPS-MV, on an MI-8 helicopter at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA 2016).
The AMPS-MV missile protection system, developed in cooperation with Airbus Defence and Space, is designed to protect military and civilian aircraft against ground-to-air missiles (MANPADS).
The system is based on a patent concept implemented into the Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS). MACS performs confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats and reduces the system false alarm rate (FAR) to practically zero, enabling optimal deployment of countermeasures and/or a DIRCM system.
Given the low FAR, the AMPS-MV complies with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) civil aviation regulation procedures.
Ronen Factor, co-chief executive officer and founder, BIRD Aerosystems, said: ‘The AMPS-MV system provides a full autonomous system from detection to protection with the highest probability of detection - practically zero false alarm rates.
‘AMPS-MV is the only system compatible with civil aviation regulations and eligible to be installed on both civil and VIP platforms. The system has evolved into a standard system at NATO, including the aircrafts used during UN air operations and by US and Canadian governments.’
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