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U.S. Military to Roll Out Palm-Sized Bullet Detectors

indvidual gunshot detectorA high-tech form of miniaturized radar capable of detecting incoming fire will be added to some soldiers' arsenals starting later this month. The Army just announced plans to ship 13,000 of the card-deck-sized Individual Gunshot Detectors to troops in Afghanistan.

Four sensors detect soundwaves emitted by distant gunfire, while a monitor transmits information on its origins to the soldier. Developed by QinetiQ (the guys behind some badass war tech), the detectors will be spread among ground units, improving their ability to address enemy fire.

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