Sniping at US Forces Beginning to Boomerang

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Boomerang System(click for cutaway) 300 “Boomerang III perimeter systems.” (Feb 14/11) Sniper attacks are an ongoing problem/ opportunity in any urban conflict, which is tailor made for the practice. The bad news is that most future conflicts and even peacekeeping operations can be expected to spend a lot of time in urban settings. Western armies tend to field much better snipers than their enemies do, and the results show. Nevertheless, better support for those snipers, and for non-specialist troops under fire, offers those armies a critical new asset that gives them an edge. The question is, how to accomplish that in a way that provides immediate results, and is reliable? A number of solutions have been developed over the past few years, some of which are also working to reduce crime in American neighborhoods – another urban setting that sometimes features opponents with AK-47s. On the front lines abroad, the most widely deployed system comes from Raytheon-BBN Technologies, Inc., a firm that helped to invent the Internet. Enter a system called Boomerang… * How Boomerang Works [updated] * Boomerang: Program History * Contracts and Key Events [updated] * Additional Readings How Boomerang Works Boomerang display(click to view larger) Boomerang units […]

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