Thursday, December 29, 2011

Israeli bird radar technology promises clear skies for pilots

by ReutersVideo on Dec 28, 2011

Dec. 28 - The Israeli Air Force is using bird tracking radar technology to ensure safe aviation over Israeli skies, one of the busiest junctions of avian migration routes world-wide. In the past 25 years, 10 Air Force planes have crashed in collisions with migrating birds, but the new system, developed at Tel Aviv University can now tell pilots where the birds will be in real time. Joanne Nicholson reports.

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