State-of-the-Art Shooter Detection
Boomerang pinpoints the shooter location of incoming small arms fire. Boomerang uses passive acoustic detection and computer-based signal processing to locate a shooter in less than a second. Whether vehicle mounted or in a fixed position, Boomerang detects small arms fire travelling toward it for bullets passing within approximately 30 meters of the mast-mounted compact array of microphones, even when shooters are firing from maximum effective weapons ranges.
When vehicle mounted, Boomerang operates whether the vehicle is moving or stationary.
Non-ballistic events, such as road bumps, door slams, wind noise, tactical radio transmissions, vehicle traffic, firecrackers, and urban activity do not cause false alarms. The system also does not alert when shots are fired from the vehicle or the protected site.
Reliable Information in Under a Second
When a shot is detected, Boomerang immediately calls out, (for example), "Shot. Two o'clock. 400 meters." The o'clock position also appears on the dial and range and elevation appear on the LED display screen. When networked with a simple Ethernet connection, all of this information can be transmitted to an operations center or to a Situation Awareness platform.
Boomerang is easily integrated with options such as the Boomerang Situation Awareness System as well as with other, third-party systems. Through its intuitive System Integration Kit and simple Ethernet interface, Boomerang can be used to slew camera devices, feed remote weapons station equipment, or report shooter position to a Tactical Operations Center.
Availability and Deployments
Boomerang is available to U.S. military and law enforcement agencies and to municipalities as well as to other approved U.S. domestic and foreign organizations. Government contractors may incorporate Boomerang into their systems or platforms.
Current Boomerang deployments include:
- Protecting the military vehicles of U.S. and Allied troops
- Fixed site protection for FOBs and checkpoints in Afghanistan
- Protecting critical infrastructure, such as power stations, in the U.S.
Soldier wearable shooter detection.