• 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 50%.

    Lt. Gen. Sander Schnitger, Commander Royal Netherlands Air Force