Skip to comments.Self-Aiming Sniper Rifles Coming Next Year
Posted on 10/04/2010 3:40:57 AM PDT by Doogle
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 its 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 DARPAs One-Shot system, which will provide direct observations of a target, measure every variable that influences a bullets flight, and calculate the aim offset in a snipers rifle scope.
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....this is for the Monday morning arriving at the office sipping a coffee before starting work group.
It takes into account temperature, humidity and air pressure but not the most important factor in long range shooting, the wind. The wind is often not the same intnesity or even direction between shooter and target. It is not unusual to see wind flags blowing in opposite directions even on a 300 m range. Wind can be measured near the gun but not over the entire distance to the target.
>> Fortunately, one should be available next year.
I wonder if Cabela’s is planning to stock these?
I can use all the help I can get.
Eh, it *can*, but only if you happen to have enough particulates in the air between you and your target for radar to track.
Until batteries run out and then no one knows how to shoot with them.
Don’t tell my wife....
That’s right, dumb down the snipers so they don’t know how to shoot without this crutch. Not very smart in my opinion.
Then, there's that part about concealing the high gain dish, dish mounts, transceiver, power supply, feed line.......
Just another tool in the toolbox.
Ya don’t “dumb down” a sniper.
When I was shooting tournaments in the Marines (long time ago) we were shooting at 600 yards without a scope. With that being said, I wouldn’t mind having one of these fancy doodads to play with...
Yeah, right. Just like global warming. How, for instance, to they plan to measure the differences in wind velocity, given that the velocity can be different at different points along the bullet's path??
The military has been dumbing down people for years. Started with the Clinton Administration, with training costs taking a back seat. Todays technicians can’t fix anything. That’s why the Navy ship’s always need to call tech reps to get things fixed. I still get feedback from some of my ex-navy buddies who are todays tech reps. They say it is awful out there, but good job security for them. I served 22 years and never had to call a tech rep for assistance. I always had a good crew and kept them trained. My daughter just retired from the navy, and she tells me that formal training is non-existant. Self paced online courses is what passes for training now days. Short sighted and foolish. Seems like the only branch that has maintained standards is the Marine Corp.
*schruggs*....hey ask them...*smiles*
How long ago? M16? M14? M1? or '03A3?
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