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Czech Mi-17s to receive AMPS upgrade

14th September 2020 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BIRD Aerosystems is to upgrade and improve Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) it had previously provided to the Czech Air Force, under a contract worth an undisclosed amount. 

The missile protection system is installed on Czech Mi-17 helicopters (pictured) and has been operationally deployed in conflict zones, including Afghanistan as part of the NATO force.

The modernisation programme includes an upgrade to the MILDS UV missile launch detection sensors and the MCDU mission computers provided by BIRD Aerosystems, as well as provision for future installation of the company’s Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor.

Ronen Factor, co-CEO and founder of BIRD Aerosystems,

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