Gunshot Localization System


Protection from snipers and other gunfire threats.

QinetiQ North America is the world’s leading supplier of man-worn gunshot detection systems.

QinetiQ North America’s EARS® family of gunshot localization systems gives soldiers and military police the situational awareness necessary to respond instantly and accurately to hostile attacks to better protect themselves from snipers and other gunfire threats.

  • Instantly detects and locates the origin of incoming hostile gunfire
  • Alerts made with an audible voice announcement (e.g., “3 o’clock, 400 meters”)
  • Built-in GPS location and timing (provides on-demand visual and audible updates with the threat’s current direction and distance, even as the user changes position to move to cover or engage the threat).
  • Provides geo-referenced threat positions to facilitate coordination with other military resources
  • Uses low power
  • Small, lightweight

Body-worn, vehicle-mounted and fixed-site systems are available. All three variants use the core EARS sensor, which is an extremely small, lightweight, low-power, self-contained gunshot detector system.

Form2  EARS / SWATS Brochure

EARS/SWATS® (Shoulder-Worn Acoustic Targeting System)

More than 18,000 of our SWATS (shoulder worn acoustical targeting system) are in service with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, the Turkish National Police, and troops from 10 other countries. SWATS empowers soldiers and military police to SWATS_Circleswitch from a defensive to an offensive posture when encountering enemy fire. Using the EARS sensor mounted on the non-firing shoulder, SWATS provides a hands-free voice alert as well as a graphical threat display. SWATS is easy to use, comes with a pocket-sized, waterproof Quick Reference Guide. The entire SWATS system weighs less than 450 grams and operates for 14 hours on two CR123 batteries.|

video-icon (1) EARS SWATS Video   Form2EARS SWATS Datasheet

EARS VMS (Vehicle Mounted System) 

The VMS kit repurposes a single EARS sEARS_VehicleMount2ensor for vehicle-mounted applications. The VMS includes a rugged mount, cabling and a power interface box for installation on a variety of vehicle platforms. EARS VMS is vehicle-powered and can be installed by one person in about 10 minutes with no specialized tools. No external or internal vehicle modifications are necessary. EARS VMS includes a durable display unit and mounting bracket, as well as an audio output for connection to an in-vehicle loudspeaker or intercom system.
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EARS FSS (Fixed Site System)

The EARS® Power Over Ethernet Fixed Site EARS-FixedSite_WebSensor Node is a conversion kit that allows QinetiQ North America’s EARS Gunshot Localization System sensors to be used in a fixed-site location. The fixed site sensor provides protection by monitoring gunshot movement over a large area. This information is used to locate gunshots, guide an evacuation route, plan an armed response along with other uses.

Form2 EARS Fixed Site Sensor Datasheet
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