New bird cannon system already showing positive results at RAFB

Bird Cannon system at RAFB / Rondshad Berry (WGXA)

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- People who live around Robins Air Force Base may hear a little more noise to go along with the incoming planes.

The 78th Air Base Wing and the USDA have already seen results from the new non-lethal bird cannon system. It's used to cut down on potential flight hazards and damage to aircraft by wildlife in the area.

"We did see a drastic change in some of the migration black birds that were coming during the sunset," said Tech Sergeant Matthew Miller. "We actually physically saw them change direction away from our airfield, which was actually quite interesting and very positive for us after we put the system in."

Miller said he's positive the new system will help keep the birds and wildlife out of the airfield. The same system is used at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta and Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta.

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