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Thales explores maritime applications for Acusonic shot detector

30th September 2021 - 12:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London

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Acusonic on BAE Systems Pacific 950 RIB. (Photo: Thales)

Acusonic would allow small craft operating near coastlines or riverbanks to detect the location of threats.

Thales is actively exploring maritime applications for its Acusonic shot detection system that the British Army previously ordered for its Ajax and Boxer armoured vehicles.

Thales has already conducted live-fire trials of Acusonic to fit the BAE Systems autonomous Pacific 950 rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB).

The trial is thought to be the first time an acoustic shot detection system fitted to a vessel has undertaken a live-fire trial.

Acusonic can accurately detect and classify large-calibre small arms fire at ranges out to 1.5km.

Thales Acusonic Sales Manager Tom Kinnaird told Shephard that the system could prove useful in coastal or

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