Just read about a new "Smart Rifle" and thought I would share. The attached scope uses HUD, taken right from fighter jet technology, to "tag" it's
targets. It takes into account wind, temp, earth rotations and a bunch of other factors to tell you where to point the red dot. You then pull and hold
the trigger, line up the crosshairs, and the weapon fires when the shot is on.
Here is the link to the official website: XactSystem
Now I posted this in S&T because frankly, it's cool. You can even record shots through the HUD and post them on youtube and such. The scope uses video
along with a bunch of sensors wrapped up into their PGF (precision guided firearm) tech and can even be linked with phone apps through embedded wifi
connections within the scope.
It also scares the crap out of me. Think about it. Any amateur with about 20,000 g's and a funny twitch can become a lethal sniper like the pro's with
no training. This rifle literally needs you to hold it steady and match shapes. My 4 yr old is half way there. The website claims to have all kinds of
checks and balances in place to prevent the insane or underage from purchasing this rifle, buuuuuuuuuut if it smells like BS, and looks like BS, then
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can just see the twitter tags now...#boom_headshot etc
but at 20k it'll be out of the range of the average basement dwelling 17 year old who flips burgers who likes to shoot up his old school so will
probably be more for the pro but surely it'll make competitive shooting obsolete so it might be good for specific uses but i'd imagine the military
and police will be the main buyers as price don't really matter to them
I agree. My monthly gun magazine goes to great length to insist that it is not an automatic system, but it really is.
To make it automatically fire once you have locked on to the target, all you have to do is to keep holding the trigger back and the gun automatically
will fire when the scope senses the parameters of that target again.
If that ain't automatic, I don't know what is. It works like my car transmission, it knows when to shift gears depending upon what it senses about
the motion of the car. That's why they call it an automatic transmission. --Oh, yes, I can manually shift it, but why? I let the system do the
job. 'Sorta like letting an armed drone make its own decisions, you know.
Get the picture of a bad person in that scope and you won't take the easy route and hold that trigger back? C'mon!
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