The USAF today awarded DeTect a five year, $4.5 million contract to operate, develop and manage the Air Force’s US national birdstrike risk advisory and alerting system – Avian Hazard Advisory System (AHAS) and the USAF Bird Avoidance Model (BAM). The contract also includes maintenance and acquisition of Bird Detection Radar (BDR) systems.
With the release today of the movie ‘Sully’ recounting the 2009 ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ bird-aircraft strike that caused the crash of US Airways flight 1549, bird related risk to commercial aircraft is back in the news. Eight years later no US airport uses avian radar in the air traffic control tower to issue birdstrike […]
The Brussels Airport (BRU) today started a two week test of DeTect’s MERLIN system to monitor and map the behavior of birds 24 hours a day and to evaluate use of the technology for an operational installation for bird-aircraft strike alerting. The will provide preliminary insight into the behavior of birds on the airport. The […]
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has released a report on its multi-year survey of the Great Lakes region using two MERLIN Avian Radar Systems. The radar study found that migrating birds concentrate along the shorelines to refuel and rest before crossing the lakes and provides recommended setbacks that apply to both the US and […]
The local Panama City NBC affiliate WJHG discusses DeTect’s DroneWatcher APP and how it could be used to reduce drone collision risk to helicopters and other low flying aircraft (on-line video).
Version 2.5 improves power consumption for the DroneWatcher AP that turns a smartphone or tablet into a local or wide-area, crowdsourced detector for over 95% of consumer drones and small UAVs. The app is available for Android devices and tablets free on Google Play at https://lnkd.in/eps_v2v