DeTect Inc has introduced what it claims is the world’s first dual function bird and drone radar operational on US military installations.
Developed in 2003 for real-time, tactical operational birdstrike avoidance, the MERLIN BDR-DDR now has TRUE3D for simultaneous bird and drone detecting capabilities for use at military airfields, military training and bombing ranges, and airports.
“The dual configuration is a game changer for air bases and commercial airports that can now have a two-in-one system for tracking both birds and drones,” said Project Manager Mike Bierman upon his return from installing the system at a US Air Force Base in California. “DeTect’s dynamic multibeam TRUE3D radar scans and updates target data across the entire 3D volume, continually out to 5+ km in all weathers 24/7.”
The technology can be integrated with radar-directed electro-optic, infrared camera system and DroneWatcher RF-DR radiofrequency drone detection and interdiction. The system comes in a fixed or mobile design, fully self-contained with all system hardware, software and integration included.