Eurosatory 2018: BIRD Aerosystems to unveil production configuration of its compact SPREOS DIRCM solution

Protected by a sapphire dome, BIRD's SPREOS combines a radar-based Confirmation sensor and an active laser (DIRCM) and provides enhanced protection against the immediate threat of MANPADS

June 4, 2018 Photo(s): BIRD Aerosystems

BIRD Aerosystems, the leading developer of Special Mission Aircraft Solutions (ASIO) and Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS), will present the SPREOS Compact Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM) solutionin its production configuration for the first time at Eurosatory.

"Following an intensive period of development and testing, we are proud to reveal the production configuration of our compact SPREOS DIRCM system at Eurosatory" Says Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Bird Aerosystems. "Utilizing a proprietary multi-bandlaser jamming, the SPREOS eliminates all of the false alarms and ensures that only actual threats are jammed. Combining multiple independent laser generators,includingthe latest QCL technology, the systemis able to counter latest generation threats. "

Ideal solution for a range of airborne platforms, including military helicoptersand transport aircraft, BIRD's SPREOS ensures optimal protection against different MANPADS threat types. The system can be easily integrated with all types of Missile Warning Systems (MWS) and upon receiving a pre-alarm from the MWS, SPREOS slews to the direction of the threat, activates its multi-bandradar functionality, confirms and tracks the threat while analyzing its unique information (velocity, distance, position, RCS) to enable the most effective jamming response.

Following the confirmation, SPREOS deploys its multiband countermeasure laser to jam the threat while constantly performing kill assessment by monitoring of the threat and real-time assessment whether it has been defeated and how effective is the protection.

"Weight being a major issue for airborne platforms, we were able to reduceit to less than 13Kg, making the SPREOS the most compact and lightweight DIRCM available today." Continues Factor, "we witness a growing interest from our customers, that appreciate the multiple benefits our system offers over competing systems, and expect first orders to come in in the next few months".