The Military XL surveillance radar system helps air forces prevent 'en route' bird strikes, for example during low flying exercises where they are much more likely to encounter birds.
The system makes use of air forces' existing surveillance radars, which typically have a range of up to 150 kilometres, for bird detection and uses the ROBIN data analysis components for advanced tracking and predictions.
Military aircraft fly low, fast and are extra sensitive for bird strikes.
Robin systems are linked to our existing air
defence radars to identify bird intensities up to 150 kilometres. Since
we've started using this information we've reduced the amount of bird strikes by over
Lt. Gen. Sander Schnitger, Commander Royal Netherlands Air Force
ROBIN develops radar systems that are specifically designed to track small objects like birds and bats. ROBIN systems are used by military and civil airports to prevent collisions between birds and planes. Ecologists and Energy companies use ROBIN radar systems to assess and mitigate the environmental impact of wind farms on birds....