Science, Engineering and Technology Corporation (SET) has developed a new radar system for the US Army to help reduce the threat of suicide bombers.

The CounterBomber features three radar detectors and uses an algorithm to detect possible bomb materials underneath clothing, at a distance of up to 100yd.

The radar automatically detects and tracks the threat and alerts soldiers by wirelessly transmitting pictures or live video of the threat through a handheld device, such as a smartphone.

Each radar costs $300,000 and the US Army has awarded a $48.2m contract to SET for the system.