BIRD Aerosystems unveils solutions through partner Defsys

BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), is presenting its SPREOS Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) solution in its production configuration for the first time in India, at this year's Aero India exhibition. Alongside the SPREOS, BIRD Aerosystems is also presenting its Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor (MACS). BIRD's MACS and SPREOS provides counter measure capabilities significantly enhancing the protection of airborne platforms and are an ideal solution for a range of airborne platforms, including military helicopters and transport aircraft, as they ensure optimal protection against different MANPADS threat types. MACS and SPREOS will be manufactured in cooperation with DEFSYS Solutions Pvt. Ltd under the Make in India paradigm.

MACS (Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor) performs a confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats detected by the helicopter missile warning sensors (MWS), and practically eliminates any false alarms. MACS can work alongside with any legacy MWS and is the ideal solution for enhancing the Indian Armed Forces helicopters protection, ensuring practically zero false alarm rate and most effective countermeasure.

SPREOS DIRCM integrates into a single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) multiple functions, including threat confirmation, tracking and jamming of advanced IR guided missiles. SPREOS slews to the direction of the threat, activates its multi-band radar functionality, confirms and tracks while analysing its unique information to enable the most effective jamming response. Following the confirmation and tracking, SPREOS deploys the dual-band countermeasure laser, causing the missile to miss the aircraft. The SPREOS can work with any legacy MWS and is the most advanced, compact and lightweight DIRCM in the market.