Bird-aircraft strikes pose a significant safety hazard to aircraft, pilots and passengers and, according to government studies, cost military and commercial aviation over $2 billion each year due to aircraft loss and damage, out-of-service delays and lost lives.
DeTect’s MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system is the first production model bird strike radar system and is the most advanced and widely-used technology available for bird-aircraft strike hazard (BASH) management and for real-time detection, tracking and alerting of hazardous bird activity at commercial airports, military airfields, and military training and bombing ranges.
The MERLIN avian radar is proven, operational technology with over 250 MERLIN systems delivered to sites worldwide in aviation safety and environmental applications.
MERLIN has a documented record in reducing bird strikes, increasing safety and reducing aircraft damage and delay costs at both military and commercial airfields.
MERLIN is also the only bird radar system to have been evaluated and certified for real-time, tactical flight safety use by the US government (NASA and the USAF) and is the only bird radar approved for and in use at a commercial airport control tower under national flight safety standards.
The MERLIN technology includes a wide range of unique features and benefits not available with any other system:
Operational, production-model technology
Real-time display of bird activity with the highest available update rates
Precise, tactical, automated bird-aircraft strike risk alerts to controllers & pilots
Mobile, real-time information displays for airfield bird control units