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|UK MoD Selects Raytheon BBN Technologies' Boomerang Shooter Detection System|
LONDON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Raytheon BBN Technologies will provide its Boomerang shooter detection systems to the U.K. Ministry of Defence. BBN is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN).
Through the contract with U.K. distributor Maxord Ballistics Limited, Raytheon BBN Technologies will deliver Boomerang perimeter defense and vehicle systems to alert troops to the location of incoming small arms fire. Boomerang immediately alerts troops to incoming hostile fire and pinpoints the location of the enemy shooter.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
SOURCE Raytheon Company