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BIRD receives ASIO contract in Africa

28th December 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BIRD Aerosystems has received a contract from a new customer in Africa to deliver its Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) maritime solution, the company announced on 19 December.

The contract will see BIRD Aerosystems provide a number of ASIO Cessna Citations aircraft installed with an advanced maritime patrol sensor and integrated with BIRD’s mission management system (MSIS). The aircraft will share the operational picture with ASIO mission management stations installed on the customer's naval ships and HQ command, ensuring that all operating teams share a unified, real-time situational awareness picture.

The MSIS manages the complete mission and allows ASIO airborne, naval and ground unites to share real-time information. It collects and processes large amounts of information gathered from all onboard sensors which is then automatically classified, prioritised and clearly displayed on an intuitive human-machine interface.

The solution will enable the customer to efficiently defend its maritime border against diverse threats such as piracy, smuggling, illegal fishing, oil theft and other criminal activities.

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