IDEX 2023: BIRD from Israel introduces SPREOS Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System

Israeli company BIRD Aerosystems, a global provider of innovative defense technology and solutions that protect fleets, armored vehicles, and ground assets of governments and related agencies, presents its AMPS Airborne Missile Protection Systems, including the SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System) DIRCM (Directional Infrared Counter Measures), the most advanced and lightweight DIRCM solution available at the IDEX International Defense Exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

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Israeli company BIRD Aerosystems introduces its  SPREOS Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System at IDEX 2023, defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.(Picture source Army Recognition)

Operationally deployed in dangerous conflict areas worldwide, BIRD's AMPS Airborne Missile Protection System provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground-to-air missiles (MANPADS). The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use of Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam the missile's IR seeker and protect the aircraft.

Based on BIRD Aerosystems' experience and proven record, BIRD's SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System) DIRCM ensures optimal platform protection in the most effective way available today. Queued by the Missile Warning Sensors (MWS), SPREOS can uniquely confirm that it is a real missile, not a false alarm. At the same time, it precisely assesses the nature of the threat, tracking it and cueing an advanced QCL dual-band laser to defeat the threat.

BIRD demonstrates its ASIO solution for Maritime Patrol and Border Surveillance missions, an end-to-end aerial-naval-land surveillance solution that provides an advanced multi-layered approach to defend territorial water against security, economic, and ecological threats.

Another innovative solution presented by BIRD is the µMPR (Micro Maritime Patrol Radar): a miniature airborne radar with advanced proprietary technology for maritime border protection. Ideal for installation on small aerial unmanned platforms, small helicopters, and fixed-wing aircraft, the µMPR leverages BIRD's radar technologies along with millimeter-wave (mmW) technology to cut through sea clutter, improve detection capability, and significantly increase mission effectiveness and cost-efficiency.

BIRD's µMPRwill is presented on Steadicopter's Black Eagle 50H unmanned helicopter platform, and on Aeronautics' Orbiter 4STUAS.

Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems: "We are happy to present our renowned airborne missile protection solution and mission management solution, for the first time in the UAE. Ideal for defense uses as well as for the protection of maritime borders and strategic assets, BIRD's innovative airborne solution enables the user to be protected and receive all the needed real-time information in order to make optimal decisions during the mission".