The German Bundeswehr has awarded QinetiQ North America a $2 million contract to supply a number of its Shoulder Worn Acoustic Targeting System or S.W.A.T.S. Under the contract several configurations will be supplied to include EARS/SWATS vehicle conversion kits and EARS/SWATS fixed site conversion kits.
RESTON, VA — September 10, 2013 — QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that the German military has selected its SWATS® (Shoulder-Worn Acoustic Targeting System) to meet a requirement for individual gunshot detection systems. Germany placed an order for more than $2 million in SWATS systems, EARS®/SWATS vehicle conversion kits and EARS/SWATS fixed site conversion kits.
“As we expand into the European market, SWATS is setting the standard for wearable gunfire detection to protect today’s warfighters,” said QNA’s Technology Solutions General Manager Andy Rogers. “With over 17,000 units sold, and thousands of systems deployed in theater since 2007, SWATS is a proven system that saves lives.”
QNA will supply SWATS systems with German language customization and documentation. The order includes new sensor firmware that substantially improves sensor performance with extended detection range and improved accuracy. Additionally, the order includes software to download recorded gunshot events for after-action review and analysis.
Part of QNA’s suite of survivability products and solutions, SWATS is a rugged, field-proven system that can detect the origin of incoming fire in less than one second to minimize casualties. Developed as a wearable solution within QNA’s EARS acoustic sensor program, SWATS provides the warfighter with the information necessary to quickly locate and defeat hidden enemy threats. QNA is an industry leader in survivability technology. QNA’s survivability solutions include comprehensive armor, blast protection, integrated warrior systems and gunfire detection systems that are scalable for use in fixed-site, mobile, vehicle-mounted or wearable applications.