Dual-Function Bird & Drone Radar System for US Military Installations

In operation since 2003, MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar is now available with TRUE3D for simultaneous bird and drone detection at military airfields By DA Reporter / 05 Aug 2022
Dual-Function Bird & Drone Radar System for US Military Installations

DeTect Inc has introduced MERLIN BDR-DDR, a dual function bird and drone radar operational at US military airfields, and military training and bombing ranges.

Developed in 2003 for real-time, tactical operational birdstrike avoidance, MERLIN now has TRUE3D for simultaneous bird and drone detecting capabilities.

The proven technology can be integrated with radar-directed electro-optic, infrared camera system and DroneWatcher RF-DR radio frequency drone detection and interdiction. The system comes in a fixed or mobile design, fully self-contained with all system hardware, software and integration included.

“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.”

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