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BIRD launches special mission task force solution

6th October 2020 - 19:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


BIRD Aerosystems on 6 October unveiled what it described as a ‘complete end-to-end special mission task force solution tailored for maritime and ground surveillance missions’.

The multi-layered ASIO Holistic Solution combines the BIRD Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) system with a unified C2 management centre (pictured) that operates BIRD’s advanced Intelligence Analysis systems.

After the operator designates high-risk targets, the ASIO C2 system tailors the required operations using the wide range of surface and air assets that are part of the ASIO task force. This includes ASIO special mission aircraft (Shephard Defence Insight notes a variety of fixed- and rotary-wing platforms, including the Beechcraft King Air 350, Cessna Citation and Bell 407),  as well as advanced UAVs, ground vehicles, naval vessels, and others.

All ASIO assets are equipped with the MSIS advanced mission management system from BIRD Aerosystems. This is used to share a unified situational awareness picture and to ensure effective coordination between the assets through real-time connectivity and continuous data exchange.

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