The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies Boomerang Warrior-X wearable shooter-detection system for field trials related to urgent operational requirements.

The MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory tested the Boomerang Warrior-X, along with several other systems, and it will now be further assessed in theatre conditions.

Boomerang Warrior-X is a compact shooter-detection system that is easily integrated into the tactical vests of dismounted troops, weighing less than 11oz.

The system uses the technology used in the vehicle-mounted Boomerang III system and delivers alerts through an earpiece and provides details of the shooter location on a matchbox-sized display.

BBN Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company and over 5,000 Boomerang III systems have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.