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US Navy Orders DeTect MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar System


Panama City, Florida, USA – June 30, 2014: DeTect, Inc. ( today announced that it has received an order for a MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system for the US Navy Townsend Bombing Range in Georgia. According to DeTect’s President, Ron L. Merritt, “the system will provide continuous detection, tracking and warning of hazardous bird activity in support of US military precision-guided weapons and other advanced weaponry in readiness training”. The Townsend Range supports US Air Guard and Marine training and is also the East Cost hub for Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTACS) training.


DeTect's MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system 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. Since 2003, MERLIN systems have been providing real-time birdstrike alerts to air traffic controllers, flight safety managers and pilots at US Air Force and Navy airfields and ranges and at commercial airports in Europe. NASA also used two MERLIN systems to support 22 space shuttle launches from 2006 through 2012.  

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