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DeTect, Inc Announces World’s First Dual-Function Bird and Drone Radar System – MERLIN™ BDR-DDR

In operation since 2003 MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar is now available with TRUE3D for simultaneous bird and drone detection at commercial airports and military airfields.

DeTect Inc ( announced today the introduction of the world’s first dual function bird and drone radar operational on US Military Installations – MERLIN BDR-DDR. Developed 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 (EOIR) camera system and DroneWatcher™ RF-DR radiofrequency drone detection & interdiction. The system comes in a fixed or mobile design, fully self-contained with all system hardware, software and integration included.

Recently returned from installing the system at a US Air Force Base in California, Project Manager Mike Bierman said “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. 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.”

For more information about TRUE3D™, please contact Helen Lewis.