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Thales’ Acusonic sensor for Ajax

20th March 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The UK Ministry of Defence will spend £3.7 million to equip the British Army’s Ajax armoured vehicle with automated threat warning systems.

Thales UK has signed a contract with General Dynamics Land Systems–UK for the installation of its Acusonic sensor, a vehicle-mounted acoustic shot detection system, on the Ajax family of armoured fighting vehicles.

Designed to accurately sense and report the direction of incoming enemy fire, the system will give the vehicle’s crew the situational awareness to react to the threat.

Each Ajax will be fitted with three Acusonic sensors, giving the crew a 360 degree threat-detection capability. The system is extremely rugged due to its shell-like design, which allows it to be installed onto the side of any vehicle.

Under the contract, 735 Acusonic systems are now on order for integration into the Ajax fleet.

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