Introduction

Introduction

Military aircraft have a high risk of bird strikes. Avoid downtime and keep your aircraft airworthy, operational, and ready.

At military airbases, preventing birds striking aircraft is an on-going challenge.

Especially fighter-jets fly fast, low, and perform tens of cycles in short flurries of activity; such as touch-and-goes, training circuits and QRAs (quick reaction alerts).

In fact, military aircraft are even more at risk for bird strikes than civil aircraft. The cycle rate is high, and training and operations are often in the lower airspace where 90% of bird strikes occur.

Not only that, but fighter jets are often single-engined. A bird strike could mean game-over in an instant.

And although Cat. C incidents are rare, they're certainly not rare enough. And like all Air Forces, we know keeping your aircraft operational and airworthy is absolutely paramount.

 

Having the situational awareness that avian radar brings to your airbase is game-changing in terms of reducing the operational downtime caused by bird strikes.

Our range of bird and drone radars track the exact flight paths of both flocks and individual birds up to 10 kilometres,  and drones up to 3km.

They automatically detect and log hundreds of birds (and drone swarms) simultaneously, including their size, speed, direction and flight path.

With our bird and drone radars, you'll be tracking in real-time, 24/7, all-around your airbase.

You’ll have all the information you need to mitigate bird strikes, spot drones, and even intervene, when necessary.

And of course, unlike human observers, our radars don’t need to rest, and they can see in all weather, day or night.

2D Lite

2D Lite

Pulse
S-Band 3050MHz
Real-time position and track in 2D
30kW peak power output
1.3s track update rate
8km instrumented range

 

3D Fixed

3D Fixed

Pulse
S-Band 3050MHz plus X-Band 9410MHz
Real-time position and track in (semi) 3D – in a fixed direction
60kW peak power output (S-Band) 25kW peak power output (X-Band)
1.3s track update rate
10km instrumented range (Horizontal) 6km instrumented range (Vertical)

 

3D Flex

3D Flex

Pulse + FMCW
S-Band 3050MHz plus X-Band 9650MHz
Real-time position and track in (semi) 3D – in a configurable direction
60kW peak power output (S-Band) 400mW average power output (X-Band)
1.3s track update rate (Horizontal) - 3.0s track update rate (Vertical)
10km instrumented range (Horizontal) - 4.5km instrumented rage (Vertical)

 

Max®

Max®

FMCW
X-Band 9650MHz
Real-time position and track in full 3D – in all directions all of the time
20W average power output
1.0s track update rate
15km instrumented range

 

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ELVIRA®

FMCW
X-Band
Real-time position and track in 2D
360-degree coverage
4W power output
1.3s track update rate
5km instrumented range

 

Fast Response Time

Does your Bird Control Team have full situational awareness of birds and drones on and around your airbase?

Our bird and drone radar tracks are pushed out to tablets in your bird control vehicles, in real-time.

This creates unprecedented situational awareness, allowing super fast response times.

To make your job even easier, our radars will automatically warn your team if high-risk birds or drones are about to enter a critical zone.

Critical zones are pre-defined areas, customisable in cooperation with the relevant aviation authorities, and easy to modify with new insights.

And you can be sure our radars are going to give you new insights.

Our Mobile Viewer can also display an activity grid, showing where the recent hot spots of bird activity are.

This helps make the most effective use of your team on the ground, making sure they're always there where the action is.

Quantify patterns in behaviour

Avoid bird strikes by looking at the past and predicting the future

Our data analytics tools allow you to recall, replay, and analyse the recorded data from our radars. This allows you to quantify patterns in behaviour.

Think migration routes, seasonal occurrence, and the impact of specific weather conditions.

The longer you operate our bird radars, the more useful your data will become. You’ll be able to identify key areas on and around your airport, for breeding, feeding, roosting and wintering.

You can create quantified data as input for habitat management discussions with stakeholders, and you can actually measure the effectiveness of mitigation policies.

And something we've noticed. Visualisation of objective data helps create awareness amongst stakeholders. That's why we supply a handy visualisation tool with all of our avian radars.

Based on Real Risk

From counting bird strikes, to next generation KPIs.

Our bird radars continuously collect objective data such as near misses, bird densities and runway crossings.

Modern airports use this type of information as key performance indicators (KPIs).

With our custom reporting and viewing, you can choose which KPIs you want to report on, and which timeframes you prefer to use.

This is your chance to move on from simply counting bird strikes, to next-generation KPIs based on real risk.

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