Automated Sniper rifle

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I saw one on a new show. It was a rifle mounted on a tripod with a camera and automated ranging alal the Jackal movie. I've done numerous searches anyone know of a link?

The test I saw was awesome for multiple targets and follow up shots. Human factor eliminated.


Paul
 
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I don't know any links, but I have seen similar systems. The ones I've seen aren't automated, they're remote controled. They just make it possible for a police sniper to make a shot without being in the line of fire themselves.
 
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I don't know any links, but I have seen similar systems. The ones I've seen aren't automated, they're remote controled. They just make it possible for a police sniper to make a shot without being in the line of fire themselves.

Yes, exactly. No movement in the equation from breathing and heartbeat, just move the joystick and blam.

I saw that hunting thing also, thats what made me go looking for this. :)


Paul
 
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The sentry gun from the film Aliens.

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maximus otter said:
The sentry gun from the film Aliens.

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...which was edited out of the theatrical release of the movie. I guess they thought it messed with the pacing of the movie. I really liked the scene. :)

Sorry for the OT (again).

Mark
 
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I saw an actual system at an LE/SWAT/MIL type trade show. It had an HK MSG90 mounted on it. If you go to enough of those things, you see a whole bunch of useless gimmicks like this.

As for the human factor, there was a police officer in New Mexico who was a sniper. He was called out for a man threatening a child. He arrived on scene, had to jog about 100 yards, then immediately take a shot and save the child's life. Total time from arrival to gunshot was about less than two minutes. You can't even get the other thing put together in two minutes.
 
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