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BBN receives DARPA funding - Boomerang Detection for Helicopters

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posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 11:19 AM
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The company received a $3.6 million contract to develop the boomerang small arms detection system for use in helicopters.

It sounds like a good idea since it is difficult to identify small arms firing while flying inside a typically noisy helicopter.


www.upi.com

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced it has awarded $3.6 million to BBN Technologies for small-arms detection development.

Massachusetts-based BBN was awarded the DARPA funding in an initiative to develop a small-arms detection system for helicopters.


For a background on the Boomerang system as utilized now in ground sniper detection check out this post from another thread:

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