AMPS - Airborne Missile Protection System

Never fly without it

Capabilities

Easy Installation

  • Lowest number of equipment
  • Very low weight balance and power consumption
  • No interfaces to mission or avionic systems
  • Fully integrated CMDS (only one display/control unit for the whole system)
  • High reliability

High Performance MWS

  • High spatial resolution providing discrimination between fixed and moving sources and accurate approach direction finding (imaging sensor)
  • Multi-threat handling (≤ 8 per system)
  • High probability of detection and lowest possible false alarm rate
  • Difficult to deceive
  • No emissions from the sensors (stealth)
  • No cooling, short activation time
  • No disturbance from IR light and laser
  • Low weight and power consumption
  • High degree of redundancy

Stand-Alone Missile Protection System

  • Completely independent system, no connection to a/c avionic or mission system required
  • AUTO, SEMI-automatic and manual modes
  • High-precision audio alarm messages (user definable)
  • NVG compatible system displa

Description

The Airborne Missile Protection System is a flexible stand-alone off-the-shelf self-protection suite for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

It is capable of combining different kinds of warning sensors, countermeasures and other avionic equipment in order to protect the platform and its crew against a variety of threats as e.g. infrared, laser or radar guided missile threats.

Its modular design allows AMPS to be easily adapted and configured  to the specific operational needs and for different mission profiles.
our self-protection systems are in operational use on more than 700 military and VIP platforms for various customers worldwide.

Configurations

AMPS-M: Integrates countermeasures dispenser system with 1 to 16 smart dispensers

AMPS-MV: Integrates Missile Verification Sensors to confirm the presence of an approaching missile, including parameters like distance and velocity. Depending on the operating mode of countermeasures are automatically initiated.

AMPS-ML: Integrates  ALTAs-2Q(B), a passive Laser Warning System that is designed to detect, track and provide warning of hostile laser sources.

AMPS-MLR: Integrates the radar warning receiver ELT/160(V)1. It is a small, rugged and light weight Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) suitable for transport aircraft applications where payload weight and size are limited. The RWR is able to intercept, analyse and identify radar signals in the E to J bands and K band, computing the related directions of arrival.

AMPS-DIRCM: Instead of flares as countermeasure AMPS can be configured with Directed Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM)

Features

  • Modular system architecture for individual operational needs
  • Combat proven system
  • Lowest number of equipment
  • Easy installation / integration
  • Complete Stand-Alone-Self-Protection-System
  • No interfaces to mission or avionic systems required
  • Very low weight and power consumption
  • High reliability    
  • ITAR-free

Main Benefits

Dependent on the individual customer’s needs and their distinct operational requirements, different configurations of the AMPS self-protection system can be realised by combining selected sub systems to deliver a desired effect.

Sub systems which could be integrated into AMPS are, a Missile Warning System (MWS), a Laser Warning System (LWS), a Radar Warning System (RWS) a Counter Measure Dispenser System (CMDS), a Directed Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) an Inertial Attitude System (IAS) and a Control and Display Unit (CDU) for system operation.

The main sub-systems of AMPS are the Missile Launch Detection Sensors MILDS and the Laser Warning System Altas-2Q(B).

READ MORE ON MILDS

READ MORE ON ALTAS-2Q(B)

Product Impressions

AMPS on a A400m releases flares and chaff as countermeasure.

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AMPS protects aicrafts from missiles fired from Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPAD).

Product Impressions

One of the main subsystems for AMPS are the Missile Launch Detection Sensors MILDS.

Product Impressions

AMPS-M configuration

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AMPS-ML configuration

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AMPS-MLR configuration

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AMPS-DIRCM configuration

Product Impressions

For the AMPS-MV configuration Missile Verification Sensor are integrated into the system.

Contact

HENSOLDT Optronics

+49.7364.9557-368