BIRD Aerosystems Introduces New and Improved Version of its Airborne Mission Management System
BIRD Aerosystems, based in Israel, launches the new generation of its Mission Management System (MSIS) – MSIS 2.0. In its improved version, the solution includes modern, intuitive and user-friendly interface with advanced multi touch-screen technology, multi-language support, and an overall simplified visual design that reduces the operator workload to the minimum and enhances situational awareness. Fielded and operational, the improved MSIS is platform-independent, according to the company. It requires only a minimum of training to reach expert level operation.
MSIS 2.0 is currently integrated in BIRD Aerosystems’ new ASIO Maritime programme in Africa; it includes special mission aircraft, patrol ships and a ground command and control centre. MSIS forms the heart of the ASIO special mission aircraft solution, as it collects and processes vast amounts of sensor information, integrating the intelligence process with aerial surveillance, ground and maritime surveillance, target acquisition, data distribution and reconnaissance tasks. This information is then automatically classified and clearly displayed, using advance data fusion algorithms with an easy-to-use and intuitive human-machine interface.
MSIS 2.0 reduces mission crew workload at any given time, enabling the crew to efficiently perform detection and classification of only the relevant targets. It addresses all the different aspects of the mission and integrates with the company’s pre-mission analysis tools, e.g. OSCAR, which enables efficient mission planning and force allocation.
Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems, noted: “MSIS 2.0 was designed by the most experienced mission operators, and built upon vast operational know-how developed by the company over the years. With the new and improved user-interface, I am confident that MSIS 2.0 will further reduce the operator workload, and enhance the operational experience of our customers.”
BIRD Aerosystems is a privately-owned company established in 2001. The company specialises in developing and deploying two main product lines: Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) and Airborne Surveillance, Information and Observation (ASIO) solutions. The field-proven AMPS family of solutions provides complete protection against all known surface-to-air missiles including MANPADS, laser beam rider threats and radar-guided missiles.