Expanding the capabilities of a fleet of special mission aircraft (SMA) currently operational in Central America, BIRD Aerosystems will enhance the performance of ASIO SMA already operated by the customer, by upgrading their Mission Management System (MSIS), adding sensor enhancements, and improving connectivity and data sharing within the task force.
The sensor enhancements will improve target tracking precision, and, with the introducing of advanced mission management algorithms, the system is expected to increase performance and reduce operator workload, especially with a small crew. As part of the upgrade, the system will increase the utilization of satellite communications, in data and high-resolution video transfer.
According to Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems, the company is provided the ASIO as a turn-key solution tailored for the needs of each customer. “The enhanced operational capabilities will allow the customer to manage its missions in the most efficient way,” Factor added.
One of the aircraft will be modified to operate as a flying command post for the task force, leveraging real-time command and control of the task forces’ operational teams, and extending the operational flexibility and responsiveness of the land-based command center.