DeTect corporate headquarters in Panama City, Florida USAIntelligent Radar ...

DeTect, Inc. specializes in applied, intelligent radar remote sensing technologies and systems for aviation safety, security and surveillance, environmental protection, renewable energy, environmental protection, weather and wind measurement with over 280 radar systems installed and operating to date worldwide.

DeTect Radar Products:

wind profiler radar installation  at the Bangkok airport in Thailand
DeTect is a fully integrated radar company headquartered in Panama City, Florida, USA with company-owned engineering and manufacturing facilities in Florida and Colorado and offices in Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C. area); Montreal, Canada; and, London, England. The company also has technical support staff based throughout the US, Canada and Europe and representative offices in over 80 countries to support its customers and installations worldwide.

DeTect is the world leader in advanced bird radar technologies for real-time aircraft birdstrike avoidance, wind energy bird and bat mortality risk mitigation, and industrial bird control with over 140 of its MERLIN bird radars installed in the US, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. The Company's RAPTOR Radar Wind Profiler is the most advanced wind measurement radar available and was selected by the US National Weather Service for upgrade of the US Next Generation National Profiler Network and by NASA Kennedy Space Center Florida for rocket launch support. In 2012 DeTect deployed the first radar-activated windfarm turbine obstruction lighting system in the US - a HARRIER Visual Warning System - that provides automated activation of wind turbine obstruction lights when aircraft are detected within ten miles of the wind farm. DeTect's HARRIER Drone Surveillance Radar (DSR), based on its MERLIN technology, is the most sensitive and advanced system available for detection, tracking and interdiction of drones and small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar Bagram Airbase AfghanistanDeTect's professional staff resources include experienced engineers, scientists, aviation safety specialists, meteorologists and technicians that are experts in remote sensing, radar engineering, system integration, operation and environmental management. Specialized expertise includes BASH (Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard) and wind energy avian risk assessment and management with unique application support from leading radar engineers, software developers, ornithologists, biologists and scientists that provide DeTect clients with the most experienced team of experts in remote sensing of birds and bats in the world.

DeTect Colorado electronics manufacturing facilityCompany facilities include over 30,000 square feet of office, laboratory and manufacturing space in Florida and Colorado to support design, development, assembly, testing and support of advanced radar systems. Research resources include radar airport test sites for systems, components and software development, testing and calibration. DeTect radar systems are built to industrial and military (MILSPEC), European Union (EU CE Mark) and other international standards and incorporate commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) components where possible in order to provide our customers with high performance, competitive cost of acquisition, low O&M, and ongoing technology insertion and upgrade opportunities over the life of the system.


HARRIER Air Surveillance Radar used by Boeing Insitu Group for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle airspace sense-and-avoid supportDeTect radar systems are in use at facilities and projects worldwide with a proven record of exceptional performance, reliability and operability and over five million hours of successful operating experience on systems operating since 2003. The US Air Force has purchased seven MERLIN systems to date based on a documented record of improved aircrew safety, reducing aircraft-birdstrike damage and increasing mission readiness. NASA, after evaluation and on-site testing of various bird radar technologies, selected DeTect's MERLIN system to support space launch safety for the $2 billion space shuttle for 22 launches from 2006 to the end of the program in 2011 with 100% system uptime.

DeTect's radar application experts provide full system integration and operation support for its radar productsWith DeTect, customers are getting more than a radar system - as a fully integrated company DeTect provides comprehensive application support with each system that includes full concept-of-operations (CONOPS) development, human factors design, system operational integration, site-specific operation user training and long-term 24-7 support. Each system is supported by DeTect's team of application specialists who have extensive backgrounds and experience in radar systems design, manufacture, siting and, most importantly, integration and use of the technology in the real-world environment with effective user interfaces to meet each customer's specific business operational requirement.



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November 4-5, 2015 - Turkish Wind Energy Congress, Ankara, Turkey - DeTect exhibit of MERLIN Avian Radar System and MERLIN SCADA technology for wind and solar energy bird and bat survey, mortality risk assessment and mitigation (conference website)

November 8-10, 2015 - Airport UAS Integration and Issues Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DeTect exhibit of HARRIER Drone Surveillance Radar technology for detection, tracking and interdiction of small UAVs, drones and remotely piloted aircraft systems at airports (conference website)

November 17-20, 2015 - European Wind Energy Association 2015 Conference, Paris, France - DeTect exhibit of MERLIN Avian Radar System and MERLIN SCADA technology for wind and solar energy bird and bat survey, mortality risk assessment and mitigation (conference website)

December 8-10, 2015 - ACI Europe & Asia-Pacific Airport Exchange Conference, Istanbul, Turkey - DeTect exhibit of MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar and HARRIER Drone Surveillance Radar technologies for aviation safety and security (conference website)

December 7-9, 2015 - American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Runway Safety Summit, San Diego, California USA - DeTect exhibit of MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar and HARRIER Drone Surveillance Radar technologies for aviation safety and security (conference website)

January 10-14, 2016 - American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana USA - DeTect exhibit of RAPTOR Radar Wind Profiler technologies for weather, aerospace, environmental and research applications (conference website)

January 10-12, 2016 - NASCAR Summit, Concord, North Carolina USA - DeTect exhibit of HARRIER Drone Surveillance Radar technology for detection, tracking and interdiction of small UAVs, drones and remotely piloted aircraft systems at sporting events(conference website)


DeTect's Avian Hazard Advisory System (AHAS_ developed for the US Air Force

Avian Hazard Advisory System - Developed and operated by DeTect for the US Air Force, AHAS automatically processes radar data from the US NEXRAD national radar sensor network and provides real-time bird-aircraft strike risk assessments for all US military training routes, ranges for the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Korea. This system has reduced USAF bird-aircraft strikes by over 50% since start-up while increasing airspace utilization (see for more information and operational demonstration).


October 27, 2015 - RAPTOR Radar Wind Profiler provides launch and operations support at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - DeTect's RAPTOR XBS-BL boundary layer radar wind profiler ws used in early October at the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early Octobe and has over 500 balloons participating each year. The RAPTOR was purchased by the City of Albuquerque to system provide real-time wind speed and direction in three dimensions helping forecasters and balloonists to launch safely. The system is portable and will be used year round at the Albuquerque Double Eagle Airport (more online).

August 28, 2015 - DeTect HARRIER Air Surveillance Radar Installed at Europe's First Purpose-Built Drone Test Flight Center - DeTect today announced that its HARRIER S200d Air Surveillance Radar (ASR) has been installed at the Air Traffic Laboratory for Advanced Systems (ATLAS) in Villacarillo, Spain, to provide detection and tracking of aircraft, drones and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). ATLAS is Europe's first purpose-built drone and UAS test flight and development range. DeTect's HARRIER ASR incorporates the latest in solid-state, Doppler radar technology and web-based data displays to accommodate a diversity of user applications, simultaneously, in real-time.

July 29, 2015 - Fast Company Magazine Publishes Article on DeTect's RAPTOR Radar Wind Profiler Installation at NASA Kennedy Space Center - The new system is a large phased array radar installation engineered, manufactured and installed by DeTect and features 640 antennas, is all solid-state, and state-of-the-art. It was designed to return accurate launch-site wind measurement data every five minutes. Costing $11 million to install, the new system was put in place in December 2014 and, pending final certification from NASA, is expected to be the primary system for at least the next 20 years. KSC has launched about nine rockets with the new technology since December 2014. (read full article at

May 25, 2015 - San Diego Gas & Electric Unveils New Weather Radar for Wildland Fire Management - KGTV Channel 10 San Diego produced a feature article on San Diego's utility company, SDG&E, unveiling of two DeTect Radar Wind Profilers that company meteorologists believe will be a game changer during fire season. "The weather profiler has the ability to give us a 30 minute heads up by pinpointing where damaging winds will occur during a Santa Ana," said SDG&E senior meteorologist Steven Vanderburg. By having that lead time, resources can be moved ahead of time. (view full video)

April 24, 2015 - DeTect Receives Gulf Coast Trade Alliance Export Achievement Award - DeTect has been award the Inaugural Gulf Coast Trade Alliance Export Achievement Award for the State of Florida at a ceremony at the 15th Annual World Trade Conference in Mobile, Alabama. "The Gulf Coast Trade Alliance acknowledges your dedication and ability to advance international trade and contribute significantly to increasing Gulf Coast exports" said Christina Stimpson, Director of International Trade for the Mobile Chamber of Commerce in the award notification "and we extend our congratulations to you on accomplishing this high level of achievement" (News Release).

March 18, 2015 - DeTect, Inc. Celebrates Third Anniversary of Opening Office in United Kingdom - DeTect today celebrated the third anniversary of the opening of its DeTect Global, Ltd. office to meet growing demand for its radar products in the UK, European Union (EU), and the Middle East. The office is located at in Horsham, West Sussex near London-Gatwick Airport.

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