Ukrainian helicopters are equipped with German missile defense systems
you will receive helicopters Combat Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine capable on-board protection systems. to neutralize threats rockets. The complexes will be supplied by the German company Hensoldt. According to what was stated on the official website of the company.
And according to the published information, he will supply the Germans Ukraine Airborne missile defense systems called AMPS (Airborne Missile Protection System). This complex is modular and can be easily modified to any helicopter model.
It consists of Missile Launch Detection Sensors (MILDS), Command and Display Unit (ACDU), and Target Recognition System. Active Launch System (MACS), which determines the range and speed of detected missiles and eliminates false warnings from sensors. Heat trap firing systems already installed on Ukrainian helicopters in the system.
In total, Hensoldt will supply 16 sets of the system. The cost of the contract was not disclosed, but the company confirmed that it is made up. It is double digits and is estimated in the millions. The Czech company LOM PRAHA will install the complexes.
And by providing AMPS the defense’s capacity will be increasedUkrainian helicopters. By integrating systems on the platform, crews will be protected from a wide range of threats, including surface-to-air and air-to-air missiles.
Thus, the Germans want to reduce the number of Ukrainian helicopters shot down during hostilities with assistance air defense systems. Portable and thermal warhead missiles.
The company said that more than 2,000 NATO helicopters and aircraft have been fitted with similar protection systems, providing them with “the best protection.”
Portable missile protection system Airborne is a flexible, self-contained self-protection suite for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
It is able to combine various types of warning sensors, countermeasures and other avionics equipment. In order to protect the platform and its crew from a variety of threats such as threats rockets Infrared, laser or radar guided.
Its modular design allows AMPS to be easily adapted and ensured to meet specific operational needs and for different mission programmes.
Our self-protection systems are in operational use on more than 700 military and VIP platforms for various customers. all over the world.
AMPS-M: integrated system Countermeasures dispenser with 1 to 16 smart dispensers
AMPS-MV: Integrates missile verification sensors to confirm the presence of an approaching missile, including parameters such as distance and speed. Depending on the operating mode, countermeasures are automatically initiated.
AMPS-ML: integrates ALTAS-2Q B, which is system Passive Laser Warning Designed to detect, track and provide warning against hostile laser sources.
AMPS-MLR: integrates the Kalaetron RWR radar warning receiver. Due to its fully digital design, it detects an alarm system radar .Identifies and identifies threats incredibly quickly and with a very low false alarm rate, over an extremely wide frequency range.
AMPS-MD: Instead of flares as a countermeasure, AMPS Using Directed Infrared Ray Counter Measurements (DIRCM).
capabilities and features
Easy to install
It consumes the least number of equipment
Very low weight balance and energy consumption
There are no mission interfaces or avionics systems
Fully integrated CMDS (only one display/controller for the whole system)
High performance MWS
High spatial resolution provides discrimination between stationary and moving sources and accurate direction finding of approach (imaging sensor)
Dealing with multiple threats for each system
High probability of detection and lowest possible false alarm rate
It is difficult to deceive her
No emissions from sensors (invisibility)
As there is no cooling, the activation time is short
There is no disturbance from infrared light and laser
Low weight and energy consumption
High degree of repeatability
Protection System rockets freestanding
Completely autonomous system, no connection to avionics or mission system required
AUTO, SEMI-Automatic and Manual modes
High fidelity audio alarm messages (user definable)
NVG compliant system display