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Eurosatory 2012: Raytheon to extend BMS with social media capability

11th June 2012 - 13:18 GMT | by Andrew White in Paris

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Raytheon BBN Technologies is seeking to expand the capability of its Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) by allowing it to exploit social media, company officials have told Shephard.

First adopted by US Central Command for operations in Iraq from 2004 and onwards, the BMS creates an archive of international television and radio broadcasts, which is automatically translated into English.

Since 2004, other US Department of Defense (DoD) agents have embraced the technology including the US Army and Special Operations Command who have highlighted BMS's suitability for open-source intelligence (OSINT), PsyOps, information operations, public affairs and diplomacy.

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