Protection Systems Air
Armour protection and decoy flares
Rheinmetall offers a wide range of high-effective active and passive protection solutions.
Rheinmetall develops highly efficient spectrally balanced decoys, array flares and spot flares for protecting carrier aircrafts, helicopters, jets and fighter jets from modern infrared surface-to-air and air-to-air guided missiles. Crisis reaction forces can use these decoys, for example, as can civil aviation operators.
Furthermore Rheinmetall develops passive system solutions for protecting from ballistic threats by applying the latest modular composite technologies.
Birdie 118 and 218 – Bi-spectral IR decoy
The Birdie flares are specially balanced infrared (IR) decoys available in the calibres 1 x 1 x 8" and 2 x 1 x 8". The flare is designed for protection of any kind of helicopters, transport aircraft and jets. Through replication of the aircraft signature in the mid-wave infrared Birdie perfectly decoys modern surface-to-air missiles (SAM) and air-to-air missiles (AAM) with 2-colour ratio discrimination.
The effectiveness of Birdie is seeker tested and operationally proven.
Birdie 218J – High performance fighter jet bi-spectral IR decoy
The effectiveness of Birdie 218J is seeker tested by the U.S.A. and NATO.
Helicopter Armour Protection
Military Object Protection VERHA-Air
Branch Buck Fronau
Phone: +49 8651 703-0
Fax: +49 8651 703-70