For US DoD AHAS users, the full system is being brought back on line and should be operational in the next 48 hours. The back-up cloud site has limited capabilities and can be accessed through www.usahas.com or http://usahas.com – the site may load slowly; we are working to improve the load rate. Contact us for […]
Avitas Systems, a GE venture, has announced that it was awarded a significant and precedent-setting permission from the US Federal Aviation Administration to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or drones) over 55 pounds at low altitudes beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas for industrial inspection using a DeTect HARRIER Ground-based Sense-and-Avoid radar system. […]
Panama City, Florida, USA – September 12, 2018: DeTect, Inc. (www.detect-inc.com) today announced that it has received an order to supply the US Air Force Europe (USAFE) with a MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system for the Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath base in England. The MERLIN system, originally developed for the USAF, will provide […]
The replacement of conventional lighting with energy- saving light emitting diodes (LED) is a worldwide trend, yet its consequences for animals and ecosystems are poorly understood. Strictly nocturnal animals such as bats are particularly sensitive to artificial light at night (ALAN). Past studies have shown that bats, in general, respond to ALAN according to the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Panama City, Florida – USA July 16, 2018 DeTect, Inc. (www.detect-inc.com) announced today that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released its Performance Assessment Report on the company’s HARRIER ADLS that states that the system met “the performance requirements identified in Chapter 14 of AC 70/7460-1L”. The report is published on […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Panama City, Florida – USA April 17, 2018: DeTect, Inc. (www.detect-inc.com) announced today that it has completed commissioning of a HARRIER Ground Based Sense-and-Avoid (GBSAA) radar at the Rozas Aerodrome in Lugo, Spain. The system, supplied to Babcock Mission Critical Services España, will provide beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) for drone and Unmanned […]
While other counter unmanned aerial vehicle measures are being developed at the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX), the creators of the Harrier are here just to show what they have been doing for years. Developers of Harrier say they originally built the systems to protect Air Force bases from birds. The seemingly innocuous creatures created […]
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) is fully equipped with dual bird-drone detection radar thanks to DeTect, a Panama City-based technology firm. Earlier this year, they installed the DroneWatcher, which does just that. This month, they installed the aircraft bird avoidance radar, which helps track both birds and drones. “We’re […]
DeTect will be installing a dual-function DroneWatcher drone detection and defense system and MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike A voidance Radar at the Panama City Florida airport (ECP) (see news story).
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.