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Ed Campbell: Raytheon BBN to Help U.S. Utilities Install Anti-Gunfire Tech

Ed Campbell: Raytheon BBN to Help U.S. Utilities Install Anti-Gunfire Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon logo_EbizA 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.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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