A Raytheon subsidiary has been selected by U.S. utility firms to supply install a system for detecting incoming gunfire at several power plants in the mid-Atlantic region.
Raytheon BBN Technologies received an initial order of 110 Boomerang shooter detection systems from the utility sector and is working with operators to deploy the technology across the U.S., Raytheon said Tuesday.
“Boomerang has been saving lives in combat operations since 2003,” said Ed Campbell, Raytheon BBN Technologies’ president.
Campbell added the business also aims to help utilities safeguard critical infrastructures from gunfire
incidents through the technology.
The Raytheon unit will distribute the shooter recognition platform to the utility sector in partnership with LJC Consulting Inc.
Raytheon BBN Technologies designed the Boomerang with passive acoustic and computer-based signal processing architectures that work to pinpoint the location small arms fire and report shooters to authorities.