BIRD Aerosystems Wins ASIO Contract in Africa
BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions, has been awarded a contract with a new customer in Africa. Under the contract BIRD Aerosystems will provide a number of ASIO Cessna Citations aircraft all 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 ASIO Maritime program to be deliver is specifically tailored to meet the operational requirements of the customer and will enable to efficiently defend their maritime border against diverse threats such as piracy, smuggling, illegal fishing, oil theft and other criminal and terror operations.
The solution to be provided includes BIRD's advanced Mission Management System (MSIS) which manages the complete mission and enables ASIO Airborne, Naval and Ground unites to share real-time information. MSIS collects and processes large amounts of information gathered from all onboard sensors which is then automatically classified, prioritized and clearly displayed using state of the art algorithms with an easy to use and intuitive human-machine interface. BIRD's MSIS reduces mission crew workload by display and operation of important aspects of the mission at any given time, enabling the crew to efficiently complete detection and classification of only the relevant targets.
BIRD Aerosystems is a privately owned company established in 2001 and based in Israel. The company specializes in the developing and deploying of two main product lines: Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions.
BIRD's Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) are installed on hundreds of military and VIP aircraft worldwide. AMPS has become a standard system of NATO members, having been also selected and installed for the United Nations (UN) Air Operations, and the US and Canadian governments.