BIRD Aerosystems, in cooperation with Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, display a unique surveillance special mission concept at the Paris Air Show in Textron’s static display – Pavilion A2/A4. The concept transforms the class-leading Cessna Citation CJ4 platform into a sophisticated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) special mission aircraft with BIRD’s field- proven Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) solution.
BIRD Aerosystems' ASIO solution is a complete end-to- end airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) system. ASIO provides decision makers and field commanders with accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information. Integrated with BIRD’s unique Mission Management System and using the latest surveillance and monitoring sensors, the ASIO solution has become one of the most affordable, reliable and capable Special Mission Aircraft Solutions available today. BIRD’s ASIO solution can be installed on a wide range of aircraft and is a complete yet highly customizable airborne operational system.
Ronen Factor, BIRD Aerosystems' Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder: "Equipped with the ASIO solution, the Citation CJ4 jet is ideal for special surveillance missions, and allows its users to enjoy extraordinary capabilities as it is able to carry multiple sensor configurations that support diverse operational missions. BIRD ASIO solution ensures that the entire operating team has an accurate, unified and comprehensive situational overview as well as all the information they need in order to make decisions in real time. We are pleased to present our concept at the Paris Air Show.
About BIRD Aerosystems
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.
Developed in cooperation with AIRBUS Defence and Space, BIRD's Airborne Missile
Protection Systems (AMPS) are installed on hundreds of aircraft worldwide. The company's ASIO solution offers decision makers and field-commanders accurate, real-time terrestrial and maritime information that dramatically enhances situational awareness.
Combining in-depth knowledge of airborne operational requirements along with continuous innovations that drive the development of new and advanced airborne products and solutions, BIRD provides turn-key programs that include operational analysis, system design, system integration and installation, project management, extended product support, and a broad range of system engineering activities including ground testing, flight testing and system certification.
In 2015, the company was awarded the Frost & Sullivan Award with Customer Value Leadership in the Mission Aircraft ISR System Industry' for the ASIO system. The award reflects BIRD's unique solution, which combines a high level of customization and technology to support the specific requirements of each customer.