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DeTect’s MERLIN Avian radar tracks birds at Eastern Kings wind farm, PEI, Canada

DeTect’s MERLIN Avian radar tracks birds at Eastern Kings wind farm, PEI, Canada

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation says it has invested about $500,000 in new radar equipment to track migratory birds around wind turbines. The new radar gear went into operation in Eastern Kings in August. It tracks an area nearly 10-times larger than the existing acoustic monitoring equipment on-site, and provides more “granular detail” on birds flying by, […]

Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, Wins Precedent-Setting FAA Exemption for BVLOS UAS Operations

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. […]

DeTect moves to new expanded facility

DeTect’s Panama City Florida Headquarters operations offices and manufacturing facility have relocated to its new, expanded facility located at 2817 Highway 77 (Panama City, Florida 32405) and will resume full operations after Hurricane Michael as of January 1.  We thank all of our customers for their patience during our recovery period over the past months. Please contact us through […]

November 1 2018, Update on DeTect Panama City, Florida Operations post Hurricane Michael

DeTect’s Panama City Florida Headquarters operations offices and manufacturing facility have now resumed partial operations after Hurricane Michael and we expect to return to full operations within the next 10-14 days. Please contact us through the main phone line at 850-763-7200 or at contact@detect-inc.com The US DoD AHAS system has resumed full system operation.  Please […]

Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, Wins Precedent-Setting FAA Exemption for BVLOS UAS Operations

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. […]

US Air Force Orders DeTect MERLIN™ Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance 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 […]

Migratory bats are attracted by red light but not by warm- white light: Implications for the protection of nocturnal migrants

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 […]