BIRD Aerosystems unveils Aeroshield POD
BIRD Aerosystems has launched a system that support the installation of the Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS) on VIP wide body aircraft, called the Aeroshield POD, the company announced on 16 February.
The pod integrates the AMPS-MV system, which includes five missile launch detection sensors, one missile approach confirmation sensor, two or four flare dispensers and an inertial measurement unit; to provide platform protection with minimal interference to the aircraft.
Small and lightweight, Aeroshield POD is designed for wide body aircraft, and can be easily transferred between different aircraft. The pod supports protection by flares, and fully complies with EASA/FAA civil aviation regulation procedures.
Shaul Mazor, VP of marketing and business development, BIRD Aerosystems, said: 'The Aeroshield POD is an all-in-one solution, integrating the most advanced AMPS in a small and lightweight platform.
'The system is designed to meet the growing threats of man-portable air-defence systems to civil and military aviation, and to fulfil the requirement for protection on wide body aircraft.'
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