US Army orders additional Boomerang components

12 October 2011 (Last Updated October 12th, 2011 05:50)

The US Army has placed an order with Raytheon BBN Technologies to deliver additional Boomerang shooter detection system components.

The US Army has placed an order with Raytheon BBN Technologies to deliver additional Boomerang shooter detection system components.

Under the $9m order, the company will also deliver spare parts for Boomerang III systems including field-replaceable microphones.

The acoustic shooter detection system uses computer-based signal processing to locate the enemy shooter as well as alert troops to incoming hostile fire.

Raytheon BBN Technologies Boomerang general manager Mark Sherman said: "With sales to the US Army and the UK Ministry of Defence, there are now over 10,000 Boomerang systems deployed, helping to protect troops in Iraq and Afghanistan."