New Device Could Reduce Friendly Fire, Hunting Accidents
Israeli company SafeShoot has developed a sensor-based product that communicates location data in real time, alerting of friendly fire risks
Eyal Boguslavsky, Israel Defense | 13:16 05.06.2018
Israel-based SafeShoot Ltd., which develops and markets shooting-related devices, is set to introduce a new device designed to prevent incidents of friendly fire. The device, called GreenShield, will be revealed next week at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris.
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“Modern warfare, much of which takes place in densely populated areas, has led to an increase in friendly fire incidents among many armies around the world,” Gabi Davidson, VP of Marketing of SafeShoot, said in a statement. GreenShield provides an additional layer of safety and improved coordination among friendly forces, he said. According to Mr. Davidson, the system could support shooters’ decision-making process and situational awareness.
The article was first published on IsraelDefense.co.il