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QinetiQ`s Gunfire Detection System is US Military Solution of Choice

Category: Defence Industry

Reston, VA -- QinetiQ North America today announced that the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps have selected SWATS(r) (Shoulder-Worn Acoustic Targeting System) as their solution of choice for individual gunfire detection systems. In use today in Afghanistan and Iraq, SWATS is quickly becoming the global standard for wearable gunfire detection.

The U.S. Army selected SWATS for its Individual Gunfire Detection System (IGDS) program with an initial order for 13,500 units under an IDIQ contract for up to 30,000 units and training support. The U.S. Marine Corps also selected SWATS for its Man Wearable Gunfire Detection System (MWGDS) program with an order for over 900 units and training support. In addition to the U.S. military, SWATS has also been deployed with allied forces.

SWATS can detect the origin of incoming fire in less than one second to minimize casualties and help defeat unseen threats. QinetiQ North America developed SWATS in response to concerns about the high toll of small arms fire on military forces.

The system offers proven in-theater performance in a convenient, lightweight product that meets the highest military standards for rugged equipment. Weighing less than one pound and customizable to support diverse languages and military tactics, SWATS is a versatile solution for any combat force anywhere in the world.

"The ability to locate the source of incoming fire is essential for any combat mission," said Technology Solutions Group President JD Crouch. "SWATS is the latest technology available in the QinetiQ suite of proven survivability products and solutions designed to protect military forces."


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