BIRD Aerosystems Launches New Business Line for Land Systems

Leveraging the company’s radar solutions, optical technologies, and advanced algorithms, the new miniaturized solutions are designed to offer enhanced detection and protection for medium-to-small platforms By Phoebe Grinter / 09 Jun 2022
BIRD Land protection systems

BIRD Aerosystems is launching its new business line of Land systems, and will unveil two new products at Eurosatory 2022: Hybrid-Eye, an advanced hybrid detection system that enhances the protection of armored vehicles, and µMPR, a miniature airborne radar for ground and maritime applications for border surveillance.

Leveraging the company’s radar solutions, optical technologies, and advanced algorithms implemented in its worldwide combat-proven airborne solutions, the new all-in-one miniaturized solutions are designed for medium to small platforms, offering enhanced detection and protection.

Hybrid Eye is an advanced all-in-one detection system that supports the protection of armored vehicles from wide-ranging potential threats. Tailored for Active Protection Systems (APS) and Vehicle Protection Systems (VPS), the system provides rapid detection, confirmation and tracking of a wide range of threats, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) anti-tank missiles, RPGs, and artillery shells, while maintaining a single LRU design and low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP).

Integrating a Phased Array Radar, multiple IR warning detectors and a Laser warning detector, the Hybrid-EYE uses BIRD’s advanced in-house fusion algorithms to achieve superior multi-band detection and tracking of multiple threats regardless of how cluttered or saturated the environment is. Compact and lightweight, the Hybrid-Eye sensor enables easy installation and maintenance on ground vehicles of all sizes, and is fully compatible with any Hard-Kill or Soft-Kill systems while providing the operator comprehensive situational awareness capabilities around the vehicle. 

µMPR (Micro Maritime Patrol Radar) is a miniature airborne radar with advanced proprietary technology for maritime border protection. Ideal for installation on small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), 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 increase mission effectiveness and cost-efficiency.

“We are proud to expand our offerings further, and present BIRD’s new business line of land systems for the first time at the Eurosatory exhibition,” said Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems. “Small and lightweight, The Hybrid Eye and the µMPR employ BIRD’s most advanced technologies that have proved their effectiveness over years of operational activity worldwide. As the recent conflict in Ukraine showed us, the importance of these systems for the protection of soldiers’ lives is undoubted. With both solutions already under contracts, I believe that this technological leap only marks the beginning of our activity in this arena.”

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