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

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 in 2003 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 DroneWatcheräRF-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.”


DeTect is a fully integrated radar company with radar research, engineering and manufacturing facilities in Florida and Alberta, and offices in California, Hawaii, Canada, the UK, Poland, and China.

The company is a leader in advanced remote sensing technologies for small radar cross-section targets such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones and birds. Other DeTect products include HARRIER™ Security and Surveillance Radars, the DroneWatcher™ counter- UAS system, MERLIN™ bird and bat radars for environmental applications and HARRIER Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ADLS). Since 2003, DeTect has manufactured and commissioned over 600 systems in the US, Canada, the UK, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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