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June 30, 2014

Watch a sniper nail his target from 500 yards without even ‘looking’ at it

by John_A

Smart-weapon company TrackingPoint seems pretty intent to make real-world guns act like the virtual firearms we use for offing video game villains. The latest demo of its ShotView targeting system showcases live video being transmitted from a rifle’s scope to a set of off-the-shelf Smith Optics I/O Recon goggles via WiFi, enabling the marksman to hit an explosives-filled pop bottle from 500 yards down-range without even looking at it. While the previous concept clip used Google Glass, a TrackingPoint spokesperson tells us that the Smith goggles don’t lag like Google’s wearable does in this scenario. Speed might not make a huge difference at the firing range, but, for soldiers in the field, we’d imagine that keeping pace with a mobile target is somewhat important — especially if they aren’t physically looking at it. For a gander at an advanced warfighter’s possible arsenal, make sure to peep the video below.

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Source: TrackingPoint (YouTube)

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