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Saturday, February 1, 2014

High-tech rifle

United States military seems to actually adopt high technology to strengthen its position in the world arena. After reportedly making an Iron Man armor, the U.S. military reportedly bought the weapons tech manufacturer named TrackingPoint.

TrackingPoint is a company that creates a rifle that can shoot targets with great accuracy and precision. Even the shooter was first-time holding a gun. The technologies such as fighter aircraft that can automatically lock the target. And TrackingPoint gives the name as SmartRifle.
TrackingPoint's SmartRiflle. (Picture from: http://www.engadget.com/)
Reported by the DailyMail, on Friday, January 17, 2014, the U.S. military acquired TrackingPoint with a fee of U.S. $27,000 and will produce a special SmartRifle for U.S. troops. Previously, the rifle maker company sells the SmartRifle free to anyone who can afford it. But this time the guns officially belonging to the U.S. military.

The rifles are equipped with scopes that house small Linux-based computers capable of easily making all the complex calculations that go into hitting a target at up to 1,000 yards on the fly. Shooters armed with TrackingPoint rifles need only "tag" their targets with a dedicated button located near the front of the trigger guard. Once the target is tagged, shooters need only line up their shot with the on-screen reticle, which will then turn red signaling a probable hit, and pull the trigger.

This system can theoretically allow inexperienced shooters to hit their targets with their first round, from 1,000 yards away — 70 percent of the time. That's a massive improvement when compared to trained Army snipers equipped with traditional weapons... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILYMAIL | DVICE | ENGADGET]
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