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Self-Aiming Sniper Rifles Coming Next Year


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A sniper crouches near an open window and zooms in on his target, who sits a half-mile away. He peers through a scope and holds his breath, preparing to squeeze the trigger. But it’s windy outside, and he can't afford a miss. What to do?

Clearly, he needs a self-aiming gun. Fortunately, one should be available next year.

Using the One-Shot system, under development by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a new electro-optical system will calculate the ballistics for him, telling him where to aim and ensuring a perfect shot -- no matter the weather conditions.

Lockheed Martin won a $6.9 million contract this week for the second phase of DARPA’s One-Shot system, which will provide direct observations of a target, measure every variable that influences a bullet’s flight, and calculate the aim offset in a sniper’s rifle scope.

During the project’s first phase, which started in 2007, Lockheed developed a down-range system that measured average crosswind; range to target; spotter scope position; air temperature, pressure, and humidity; and more, according to Military Aerospace. Using all those variables, the company calculated the ballistics for a .308 bullet at ranges as far as 3,600 feet.

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pollyannaish

I think I'm going to start the "self-aiming sniper rifle did it" law agency. We're going to have to remove all those "guns don't kill people, people kill people" bumper stickers. :lol:

 

Technology is amazing.

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pollyannaish

I hope if they do this, it is completely passive as very soon there will be "sniper detectors" available at Radio Shack.

 

Ha! We'll if they work as well as radar detectors worked back in the day you'll fear for your life every time you drive through a strip mall parking lot!

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