State-of-the-Art Shooter Detection
Boomerang pinpoints the shooter’s 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 while range and elevation appear on the LED display screen. When networked with a simple Ethernet connection, 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 and 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.
- Protecting the military vehicles of U.S. and allied troops
- Fixed site protection for FOBs (Forward Operation Bases) and checkpoints in Afghanistan
- Protecting critical infrastructure, such as power stations, in the U.S.
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Praise From Warfighters
Boomerang has received unqualified praise from warfighters:
“On behalf of [my unit] I would like to express my thanks . . . [This is] the most dangerous terrain in this country. [Boomerang] will no doubt save lives in the future. I thank you all for your support. Semper Fidelis. – U.S. Marine NBC and Force Protection Officer
“[Boomerang] worked great for the Marines on post when they received fire from multiple directions [and] when just a few rounds are fired. [Without Boomerang] it is difficult to pinpoint where you’re getting shot at from in an urban environment because of the echos from the buildings and within the post.” – U.S. Marine Executive Officer
“[Boomerang] has been very useful to date depending upon the contact. When we first arrived we had a sniper threat to the posts. The enemy ramped up and came in larger numbers with heavier weapons and changed our fight for the last 2 months.... He has since started to engage with snipers [again] and we are glad to have the Boomerang in helping us defend against this threat.” – U.S. Marine Executive Officer