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SOFEX 2012: Raytheon exploring tactical directed energy options

10th May 2012 - 11:25 GMT | by Andrew White in Amman, Jordan


Raytheon has revealed it is considering downsizing its Silent Guardian family of non-lethal systems yet further to fulfil strict requirements from military and law enforcement customers.

Speaking to Shephard at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX) in Amman, Jordan, company officials said they were considering 'new concepts' which could see the technology available in man-portable configurations or even integrated into ballistic shields.

In its current formats, the Silent Guardian family comprises the SG250, SGR50 and DD1000 systems which are all vehicle-mounted or ship-borne solutions. Networked with additional ISR sensors to provide situational awareness and detect threats, the system directs a

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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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