Its official. The next war will be won by gamers.
Do you have any fps experience? America wants you!
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
For automation, this is more what comes to mind, actually...
It gets downright rude if that's coupled with 1,200 yard shooting accuracy. lol...
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
lol i'm fine with this being brought out
if the right resonant frequency is applied the gunpowder or cordite or whatever wont combust/detonate.
The autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System (ARSS) is based on the Vigilante 502 unmanned helicopter which is a much modified version of the commercially available Ultrasport 496 which is an ultralight class kit helicopter. Powered by a 115 hp 4 cylinder turbocharged Rotax engine the 1,100 pounds (500kg) UAV can fly at 117 knots (135 mph / 216 kph) for up to 9 hours with a ceiling of 13,000 feet (4,000 m). The Vigilante can carry up to 380 lb (172 kg) of payload which is enough for a medium caliber machine gun, a shotgun or in this case a sniper gun. The autopilot is based on a 266Mhz Pentium PC-104 industrial computer that gets it bearings using GPS, radar altimeter and magnetometer. Communication with the ground is via RF digital modems at 115kbps and has a 20 mile range.
Mounted onto this UAV is a lightweight gun turret developed by Space Dynamics Laboratory. The turret carries a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle and a situational awareness camera plus a scope with cameras attached that provides two levels of zoom. Control of the rifle is via a laptop computer with a Xbox 360 gaming controller used for aiming and firing.
Originally posted by projectvxn
I would use this product for sure. Especially for aerial gunnery. It is not an easy thing to do to shoot from a UH60. Trust me. A tool like this would be a huge benefit.
Originally posted by totallackey
The fact you are bemoaning only the lack of skill necessary to operate the weapon successfully causes me great concern. Why not bemoan the fact we as humans still find it necessary to kill each other?
Control of the rifle is via a laptop computer with a Xbox 360 gaming controller used for aiming and firing.
Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by buddhasystemControl of the rifle is via a laptop computer with a Xbox 360 gaming controller used for aiming and firing.
How about a fiction series where people are buying video games systems that are secretly linked into robotic war machines fighting real war half a globe away?
Originally posted by JimTSpock
reply to post by FraternitasSaturni
Don't knock gamers man. Gaming can improve your hand eye co-ordination and improve your reaction time. Try it sometime and you'll see how fast you can improve your skills. The military uses computer sims because they work.
I hope they don't make that movie into a lump of crap. But I suspect they will. Having 10 year olds kill other 10 year olds probably won't fly.
Originally posted by pacifier2012
That's a bit harsh. Would you say then that a telescopic sight makes anyone able to hit a target that real marksmen wouldn't need? After all before they came out the same argument you propose here could have applied to that technology back then!
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
There's something fundamentally wrong with making war and killing so easy and robotic.
We took a major wrong turn somewhere and people's blind faith in science is leading the charge.