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SOFEX 2012: Raytheon considers additional IR shot detection

9th May 2012 - 16:24 GMT | by Andrew White in Amman, Jordan


Following its takeover of BBN Technologies in 2009, Raytheon is planning to expand its footprint in small-arms shot detection to include infra-red (IR) technology.

Speaking to Shephard at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) in Amman, Jordan, Raytheon's Erin Byrne said the company was interested in developing an IR solution although any concepts would be dependent upon customer requirements.

To date, Raytheon and BBN Technologies has supplied US and coalition armed forces with varieties of its Boomerang system. These include the perimeter defence solution, vehicle-mounted variant and soldier-worn 'Warrior-X' configurations.

The Boomerang solution, however, relies on gunshot detection to identify

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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