New portable sniper detection system rolled out for soldiers

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New portable sniper detection system rolled out for soldiers

The sniper detector tells within 1/10 of a second where the bullet comes from and how far away the sniper is. What a great tool.

The only problem with it is that some people say there are no snipers in Iraq or Afghanistan. here

The Rapid Equipping Force (REF) of the United States Army has purchased wearable sniper detector systems from QinetiQ Systems for soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Deployment of the SWATS Soldier-Wearable Acoustic Targeting Systems will begin immediately and should be complete later in 2009.

The SWATS systems are designed to operate either as wearable systems attached to a soldier's shoulder or in fixed locations (including inside moving vehicles). The core SWATS system is 3 inches by 3 inches by 0.75 inches and weighs a mere 6.4 ounces, a negligible addition to the equipment already carried by field soldiers.

It uses less than one watt of power and still weighs less than a pound when directly attached to a power system. Units specifically designed for vehicle mounting come in a larger hemisphere that's six inches in diameter but still only use one watt of power and weigh less than five pounds.

The system identifies the distance and direction of any shots fired within a tenth of a second. It is able to ignore ambient noise and detects targets at 360 degrees.

It can even manage all of this in when mounted on vehicles moving up to 50 miles per hour. Once a bullet is detected, the unit audibly alerts its operator and specifies the direction and distance of the shooter.

Visual and digital alerts are also available out of the box. If selected, digital alerts use a standard XML format compatible with many other military systems.

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By netchicken: posted on 22-2-2009








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