Raytheon Unveils Explosive Device Detection System; Bob Delorge Comments

Raytheon-logoRaytheon Co.’s U.K. subsidiary has introduced a vehicle-fixed detection technology for improvised explosive devices designed to help ensure the safety of troops during operations.

Raytheon UK collaborated with Laser Optical Engineering to develop the Sotera IED detection and confirmation system that uses optical technology to enable users to diagnose explosives, Raytheon said Tuesday.

The technology works from a distance to recognize threats and identify an IED’s shape, size, orientation and location.

Bob Delorge, chief executive of Raytheon UK, said the system applies to various operations, including minefield clearance and disaster relief.

Sotera detected explosive devices with low and zero metal contents during field tests, according to Raytheon.

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