Raytheon Co.’s BBN Technologies subsidiary has updated its shooter detection system in an effort to help customers protect helicopter crews from attacks.
Raytheon BBN Technologies intends for the boomerang air detection technology to incorporate computer-based signal processing for rotary-wing platform and sensor technologies for detecting shooter azimuth and elevation data, Raytheon said Tuesday.
David Schmitt, director of Boomerang products at Raytheon BBN Technologies, said the Boomerang Air system is intended for troops to gain information in order to avoid attacks and accomplish operations.
“Helicopters are inherently vulnerable, but they also have the ability to maneuver quickly and aggressively when fire is detected,” he added.
Raytheon BBN Technologies has been building Boomerang vehicle, fixed site and shooter detection systems for the U.S. and its allied forces since 2003, the company says.