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Weapon of the Future Here Today June 26, 2014

Posted by Al Philipson in Industry News and Views.


Augmented hunting with a $17,500 Linux-powered rifle.

TrackingPoint has come out with a rifle that can calculate bullet drop to the target and make the aiming adjustment for you.  With the proper equipment, it can also allow you to aim and fire it without exposing yourself to hostile fire (or the site of that buck you’re after).

The scope can be rigged to send a picture to Bluetooth enabled glasses, so the operator can remain hidden behind obstacles with only the rifle and perhaps his hands exposed.

A “smart bullet”, as seen in some science fiction movies, remains the dream of futurists who write the books and scripts. But small “smart” missiles are probably possible today, although I haven’t seen any.

For the complete stories see: Augmented Hunting and Kill from Behind Cover.



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