London: Soldiers are to test a new gadget which can pinpoint the exact location of enemy snipers even 1,000 yards away.
The tiny ‘sniper spotter`, developed by scientists at a defence lab in Wiltshire, instantly identifies the shooter`s location, enabling troops to fire back immediately and accurately.
The new high-tech gadget, just four square inches, is worn on a soldier`s arm. It is connected to a shoulder sensor which pinpoints the location.
The detector`s powerful acoustic processing technology evaluates the enemy position by determining the target`s co-ordinates on a small screen with an arrow indicator, reports the Daily Mail.
Simultaneously it bleeps a warning into a headset connected to the device.
The Boomerang Warrior-X processor is the most advanced detector on the market. It has been refined by the scientists from a US system used in Iraq.
An initial 1,000 have been ordered for British troops in Afghanistan`s southern Helmand province. If trials are successful, more soldiers will be issued with it later this year.
The way the technology works is a closely guarded secret, but the unique software provides constant updates on the enemy`s location - even if they move position while being fired at.