Saudi Arabian Aviation Agency Orders DeTect MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar System
Panama City, Florida, USA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
DeTect, Inc. (http://www.detect-inc.com) today, May 15, 2014, announced that it has received an order from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system for the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Airport (GIZ) in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. According to DeTect's President, Ron L. Merritt, "this will be the first bird radar system at a commercial airport in the Middle East and the fifth commercial airport in the world to use a bird strike avoidance radar operationally for real-time aircraft-bird strike risk warnings."
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 at commercial airports in Europe. NASA also used two MERLIN systems to support 22 space shuttle launches from 2006 through 2012.
About DeTect … DeTect™ is a fully integrated radar company headquartered in Panama City, Florida, USA with radar manufacturing facilities in Florida and Colorado and additional offices in Arlington, Virginia; Montreal, Canada; and, London, England. The company is the world leader in advanced bird radar technologies for real-time aircraft-bird strike avoidance, wind energy bird and bat mortality risk mitigation, and industrial bird control with over 120 of its MERLIN™ bird radars operating in the US, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. Other DeTect radar products include HARRIER™ Security and Surveillance radars and RAPTOR™ Radar Wind Profilers.