Gulf Nation Selects Boomerang for Shooter Detection

An undisclosed Gulf nation recently awarded a direct commercial sales contract to Raytheon BBN Technologies valued at more than $10 million for the delivery of approximately 2,000 Boomerang Warrior-X™ systems during the next 12 months.  

Weighing just 12 ounces, Boomerang Warrior-X™ provides immediate hostile fire location awareness to individual soldiers and gives unit leaders shooter grid coordinates. These situational awareness enhancements improve coordinated team responses to hostile fire.

"This technology is a proven life saver on the battlefield," said Ed Campbell, president of Raytheon BBN Technologies. "Boomerang delivers the best performance of any available shooter detection system today at the lowest cost."

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Incoming shot announcements are transmitted to a built-in speaker or an earpiece while a lightweight display provides range and azimuth of the shooter position. As the soldier moves, the system compensates for the soldier's motion and continually updates the threat's location on a wrist display.

Raytheon BBN Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company.

Source: Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)
Date: Sep 14, 2017