Saab has received an order for the Civil Aircraft Missile Protection System (CAMPS) from charter airline FlyMex based in Mexico and flying on behalf of the United Nations World Food Programme.
“With CAMPS we can offer a fully automatic high performance protection that counter the MANPADS threat towards transports for humanitarian relief aid, Heads of state and VIPs, still using civil aircrafts”, says Stefan Behre, Marketing and Sales Executive at Saab.
“Saab’s commitment is to deliver CAMPS and the necessary support for installation and certification, and provide training and countermeasure simulation results”, concludes Behre.
Image: Saab delivers CAMPS, Civil Aircraft Missile Protection System to Flymex.
CAMPS is currently in operational service on two types of aircraft; Lockheed L-382 and Embraer 120. With this order CAMPS will be operated on a new type of aircraft; Dornier 328JET. This brings the number of aircraft where CAMPS has been certified to three and expands the market reach to three continents.
Flymex operates air taxi operations ranging of Helicopter, Amphibious and Jet Operations all over Mexico. Flymex is also participating in United Nations World Food Programme operations in several countries.
The World Food Program is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is part of the United Nations system with food assistance in more than 70 countries worldwide.
The threat to aircraft from terrorists using Man Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) is a reality in the world today. With the CAMPS system from Saab installed on the aircraft the flight will be safer.
Saab’s countermeasure systems are already installed on military aircraft all over the world and Saab is one of the leading providers of military airborne countermeasure systems. The CAMPS design has a heavy emphasis on safety and minimal operational costs, which led Saab to select pyrophoric technology and electromechanical dispensing.
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