Eurosatory 2018: Bird Aerosystems MSIS on Plasan Sandcat

Plasan Sasa and BIRD Aerosystems have teamed up to offer a SandCat armored vehicle equipped with BIRD's advanced mission management system (MSIS). The two companies  displays the special intervention vehicle for the first time at Eurosatory 2018.

Bird Aerosystem MSIS Eurosatory 2018
Plasan Sandcat armored vehicle fitted with the BIRD Aerosystem M-SIS system

Equipped with BIRD's MSIS, the SandCat armored vehicle can participate and lead Task Force Ground Missions while communicating in real time with the other Task Force segments, whether aircraft, helicopters, or ground sensors, allowing all operating teams to share a unified, real-time situational awareness overview and enhance the mission effectiveness.

SandCat, Plasan’s family of 4X4 armored vehicles, offers the flexibility and robustness needed for every defense and security mission. While providing high-end protection, SandCat maintains its maneuverability and agility, even when equipped with surveillance and communications systems. The SandCat family has been designed to support a wide range of challenges and missions including: law enforcement, Special Forces, homeland security, border patrol and armed conflicts. SandCats are also used to transport troops, as a command and control centers, and to transport VIPs though conflict zones. More than 600 SandCat's are used on every type of mission, on all types of terrain around the globe.

BIRD's advanced Multi-Sensor Integration System (MSIS) manages the complete mission profile and ensures that all operating teams share a unified, real-time situational awareness. The MSIS is an integral part of BIRD Aerosystems' Airborne Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) solution. The system provides a complete Task Force solution which enables to collect and process large amounts of information gathered from the airborne platforms and that is automatically classified and efficiently displayed. The information is then shared in real–time with the ground segments of the Task-Force such as the C&C center and ground intervention vehicles and enables all operating teams to share a unified situational awareness picture. Equipped with BIRD's MSIS, the SandCat armored vehicle can receive real-time information and data from the airborne sensors, allowing commanders to more effectively oversee and manage the ground missions.