Raytheon receives Boomerang order
Raytheon BBN Technologies has received a contract to deliver Boomerang Warrior-X systems to an undisclosed Gulf nation, the company announced on 15 September.
The contract, worth more than $10 million, calls for the delivery of approximately 2,000 systems over the next 12 months.
Boomerang Warrior-X is a compact shooter-detection system designed to be integrated into the tactical vests of dismounted troops. Weighing 12 ounces, the system delivers immediate hostile fire location awareness to individual soldiers and gives unit leaders shooter grid coordinates. These situational awareness enhancements improve coordinated team responses to hostile fire.
Incoming shot announcements are transmitted to an in-built speaker or an earpiece while a lightweight display provides range and azimuth of the shooter position. As the soldier moves, the system compensates for the soldier's motion and constantly updates the threat location on the soldiers wrist display.
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