An acoustic detection and direction finding system
developed by RAFAEL detects the gunshot's supersonic signatures of
both shockwave and muzzle blast, using a single detector array. SADS triggers an alarm when a sniper
shot or small arms fire is detected in the protected area. The
system can be mounted on a vehicle (including a tank or other tracked
vehicles), rooftop or be used as a portable device.
The system can be carried by a
single soldier. SADS
covers 360 degrees,
detecting and identifying 90-95% of sniper firing
instances, at ranges of up to 1,000 meters (3,000 ft) with standard
deviation of less than ±3°.