Paris Air Show: BIRD Aerosystems and Česká letecká servisní (ČLS) Announce Strategic Cooperation

June 20, 2023: BIRD Aerosystems, a global provider of innovative defense technology and solutions that protect the air, sea, and land fleets of governments and related agencies, and Česká letecká servisní (ČLS), a division of CSG Aerospace which specializes in the integration and modernization of avionics systems, announced strategic cooperation aimed at expanding their joint marketing efforts and meeting the increasing demand for advanced airborne missile protection systems in Central Europe.

The strategic cooperation arrives after the two companies have already joined forces on several successful projects, where BIRD's AMPS airborne missile protection systems, including the SPREOS DIRCM, were provided and installed on aircraft of European customers. By joining forces, both companies aim to strengthen their presence in the European market, expand their customer base, and effectively address the high demand for airborne missile protection systems in Central Europe.

Commenting on the partnership, Ronen Factor, Co-CEO and Founder at BIRD Aerosystems, stated, "We are excited to collaborate with Česká letecká servisní (ČLS) to enhance our market reach further and address the growing demand for BIRD's AMPS missile protection systems in Central Europe. ČLS brings unique expertise and experience in avionics integration and modernization, making them an ideal partner for us. Together, we will be able to provide comprehensive solutions that cater to the specific requirements of our customers."

Monika Kowalczkova, General Director of Česká letecká servisní (ČLS), added, "We are delighted to join forces with BIRD Aerosystems in this strategic cooperation. Their industry-leading airborne defense solutions complement our avionics integration and modernization capabilities perfectly. Together, we are well-positioned to meet the evolving challenges of the defense industry and contribute to the security and protection of fleets and ground assets."

BIRD's AMPS Airborne Missile Protection System provides the most enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground-to-air missiles (MANPADS). The system is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks through the effective use of countermeasure decoys (Flares and Chaff) and Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) that jam the missile's IR seeker and protect the aircraft.

The two companies are presenting their unique airborne defense solutions at the 2023 Paris Air Show.

About BIRD Aerosystems

BIRD Aerosystems, a global provider of innovative defense technology and solutions, protect fleets and ground assets of governments and related agencies. BIRD secures these assets via its industry-leading missile protection, and border task force, solutions. It provides turn-key programs, including design and certification services, as well as installation in its Maintenance and Repair Organization (MRO). The company integrates world-class engineering with its patented technology to deliver end-to-end airborne and land protection solutions to customers like the US government, UN Air Operations, NATO forces and leading defense organizations.

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About Česká letecká servisní (ČLS)

Česká letecká servisní (ČLS), a member of the CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP, was established in 1997 and has since grown to become one of the leading aviation service providers in the Czech Republic, renowned for its unique capabilities and services within Central and Eastern Europe. ČLS is certified according to PART 145 and PART 21 and provides a comprehensive solution from designing technical solutions for modernization and integration of avionics systems, supply of modern and special equipment, installation, certification (including MRO), to training of aviation personnel; the whole range of services is available for civil, military, police, and rescue aircraft and helicopters. ČLS has successfully completed major projects like the modernization of avionics equipment for Canadair CL-415 aircraft operated by the Croatian Air Force, also the modernization of PC-9 training aircraft for the Slovenian Air Force. Notably, they recently accomplished the modernization and installation of a digital cockpit for the Flight L-410UVP-T aircraft of the Pardubice Centre for Aviation Training (CLV).

Paris Air Show, Hall 3 Booth #B94