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Thales aims Acusonic at OMFV programme

19th October 2022 - 16:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss

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Two or three Thales-made acoustic shot detection sensors are typically installed on armoured vehicles. (Photo: Christopher F Foss)

Will the AGDS acoustic shot detection system break into the US market in a big way?

Thales Defence & Security is offering its Acusonic Acoustic Gunfire Detection System (AGDS) for installation on the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV).

Proposed OMFV solutions are in the early stages of development by multiple teams of contractors as the long-term replacement for the BAE Systems Bradley IFV.

Acusonic is already in production for the British Army to enter full-scale service on its latest armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) in the near future, with the number of acoustic sensors depending on the platform.

The ill-fated Ajax reconnaissance vehicle has three sensors while the Boxer 8x8 Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle will have

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Christopher F Foss

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Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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