Thursday, April 03, 2008

Sniper hunter: Soldier Wearable Acoustic Targeting System

I'd never heard of the company QinetiQ North America Technology Solutions Group before, but their new technology for locating gunfire sounds like a winner.

The individual warfighter can now immediately go from defensive to offensive posture following sniper contact in urban and rural environments. Ears™ is the first wearable, complete sniper detection/location system, and provides both audio and visual cueing. Using a single battle-proven integrated multi-sensor package, the revolutionary miniaturized system enables rapid threat elimination. The warfighter package weighs under 1 lb and is also available in a vehicle configuration for travel and base use at 5 lbs – both using just one watt of power. |Soldier Wearable Acoustic Targeting System (SWATS) - QinetiQ North America|
I saw this over at Defense Review, who also reference the ShotSpotter technology that many cities are implementing, but that requires a significant infrastructure and SWATS is amazingly light.

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