Bird AeroSystems Completes Successful SPREOS DIRCM Installation on Airbus A319 for Undisclosed European Client

27 March 2024 – Bird AeroSystems, a global provider of innovative defense technology, proudly announces the successful installation of its advanced SPREOS DIRCM, and Aeroshield missile protection systems on multiple Airbus A319 aircraft for a Undisclosed European customer. This milestone underscores Bird’s unwavering commitment to advancing Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) technology, which is already installed in a broad customer base around the world.

At the core of this project is the SPREOS (Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System), a patented DIRCM system for missile approach verification, tracking, and laser jamming. SPREOS features semi-active dual-band radar fused with IR tracker and IR countermeasure capabilities. It ensures precise protection against MANPADS threats and seamlessly integrates with diverse missile warning systems. The installation also included Bird’s versatile AMPS solution, designed for both military and civilian markets, providing complete protection against ground-to-air threats, including MANPADS attacks, for helicopters and VVIP aircraft for heads of states. Additionally, the installation of the AeroShield pod solution on the Airbus A319 Aircraft, was expanded to be installed also for Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft.

Ronen Factor, Co-CEO, and Founder at Bird AeroSystems, asserts, “The successful installation of our systems on the Undisclosed European customer’s Airbus A319 marks a significant milestone for Bird AeroSystems as the supplier of advanced DIRCM technology and comprehensive airborne self-protection systems. This achievement was celebrated in a special ceremony, featuring a demonstration flight with simulations of real missile threats, showcasing the advanced capabilities of our systems. As a prominent player in defense technology manufacturing, Bird AeroSystems continues to demonstrate its dedication to delivering a high-end comprehensive solution for airborne self-protection systems.”

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