Saturday, April 13, 2024

Microflown AVISA tests new gunfire locator

The Netherlands-based Microflown AVISA electronics company has developed, together with SPACELAB MX, a new acoustic gunshot localization system.

As noted by the company, the CASTLE-based acoustic gunfire locator was integrated into an armored vehicle with the Remote Weapon Station and successfully tested in Mexico.

The gunfire locator is a system that detects and conveys the location of gunfire or other weapon fire using acoustic and vibration sensors, as well as a combination of such sensors. These systems are used to identify the source and, in some cases, the direction of gunfire and/or the type of weapon fired.


The four molehill-shaped Acoustic Multi Mission Sensors that make up the CASTLE ensure that localizations will be made when driving under all angles of incoming direct fire. The CASTLE allows a high level of local signal processing, minimizing the bandwidth in the network.

The company says the gunfire locator can alert and cue any Remote Weapon Station quickly and accurately.

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Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.