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Sniper detectors are still a work in progress, but a British firm believes it has the best solution so far. And that would be an individual system, worn by a soldier, and giving immediate direction and distance location via audible cues. The soldier wears the sensors on his vest, and the brains of the system is a small, PDA size device weighing 6.4 ounces. Tests in Afghanistan late last year proved that the system worked in action.

Competing systems weigh up to 200 pounds.