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EARS Gunshot Localization Systems

The 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.

Three options of EARS are available: All three variants use the core EARS sensor, which is an extremely small, lightweight, low-power, self-contained gunshot detector system.


Shoulder-Worn Acoustic Targeting System (SWATS)

SWATS® is a compact, shoulder-worn acoustic targeting system that detects, locates and displays hostile shooter location in less than a quarter of a second. This system provides situational awareness, protection and enhances survival of those who need to quickly locate and respond to enemy threats.

Developed as a wearable solution, SWATS accurately detects gunfire and determines the threats point of origin. SWATS is the smallest, lightest, lowest-power gunshot detector available. With more than 19,500 units shipped to 12 nations, SWATS has been combat-tested and field-proven in Iraq, Afghanistan, France, Germany, Australia and South Korea and in homeland security missions. SWATS is proven to perform accurately in urban, mountainous and open terrain and does not false alarm or respond to nearby friendly fire. Equipped with numerous features, SWATS is manufactured using the highest quality standards.

Features & Benefits
  • Instantly detects and locates gunshot
  • Protects and increases survivability
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Accurate and effective
  • Combat and field proven
  • Operates in mountainous, urban and open terrain
  • Built-in GPS location and timing
  • Low power requirement
  • Intuitive operation
  • Alerts made with audible voice announcement
  • Hands-free voice alert and graphical threat display

EARS Fixed Site Sensor

Gunshot Localization System

The EARS® Fixed Site Sensor (FSS) Node incorporates the EARS Gunshot Localization System sensors into 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.

Gunshots are detected in less than a quarter of a second and alerts are broadcast on a tactical network of EARS sensors for large area protection. These sensors are reliable and effective and have been combat-proven to protect soldiers. The system features a rugged enclosure with Ethernet connection and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).

Features & Benefits
  • Provides real-time situational awareness
  • Increases soldier protection and survival
  • Detects shooter location in <0.25 second
  • Monitors gunshots over large area
  • Rugged enclosure
  • Compact size/low profile
  • Combat and field proven
  • Various mounting options available

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Gunshot Detection System

The EARS VMS (Vehicle Mounted System) kit uses a single EARS sensor for vehicle-mounted applications. By detecting gunshots in less than a quarter of a second, EARS VMS increases survivability by providing users with situational awareness on the enemy shooter’s location.

The VMS includes a rugged mount, cabling and a power interface box for installation on a variety of vehicle platforms. 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. The system is easily installed without modifications to the vehicle platform.

Features & Benefits
  • Protects soldiers and increases survivability
  • Locates hostile shooter in < 1 second
  • Lightweight
  • Low profile
  • Quick and easy installation without modifications
  • Low power requirements
  • Visual and audio alerts
  • Reliable and accurate
  • Field and combat proven

EARS Gunshot Localization Systems