Wednesday, April 18, 2007

DARPA to hold classified forum on anti-sniper technology

Above: A soldier drags a comrade to safety seconds after he was hit by an unseen sniper. The Department of Defense refuses to include the term in its announcements of fallen soldiers, and employs euphimisms such as 'killed by small arms fire'.

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2007 (UPI) -- U.S. military scientists will hold an open day for contractors next month to discuss the development of technology for killing snipers in urban environments.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced in a Web posting that the classified forum for contractors would be held on May 4 in Arlington, Va., "to describe the key objectives (of the program) and provide a technical exchange among potential bidders."

The posting said the objective of the program, dubbed C-Sniper, was to "develop a system and supporting technologies for the detection and neutralization of enemy snipers before they can engage U.S. forces."

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