“Smart” professional sniper rifle won
It took a few months after the announcement of the competition between professional sniper armed with a conventional rifle, and a newcomer with little experience in training, the armed “smart» Linux-rifle. The results of the competition were on the official website of the manufacturer rifle TrackingPoint.
As a prize, the organization Chris Kyle Frog Foundation has collected a little over 500 thousand dollars for a professional sniper, if he can win a smart gun, using conventional weapons, put into service today in the army. Smart rifle is a high-tech gadget which helps the user to aim taking into account various factors (strength and direction of wind, temperature, motion prediction, etc.). The basic principle – the user presses the trigger, and according to the prompts navigator accompanies goal, but the rifle itself selects the most opportune moment for making the shot. The operating system is using Linux. As an operator smart rifle was selected Taya Kyle, founder of the Centre of psychological help servicemen Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. As a professional sniper was selected Bruce Pyatt (Bruce Piatt), multiple champion of the NRA (National Rifle Association of USA) who used the weapon, put into service in the current time in the US Army. Bruce was allowed to use the range finder, conventional glasses – just everything that comes as standard equipment. The competition was conducted in three phases, using three types of weapons (conventional weapons, weapons of high accuracy and sniper weapons). Also created stress conditions close to real – were used fog, explosions, randomly moving target. The shots were fired from sitting, lying down, standing on his knees. The realism of the situation has been evaluated the audience is very high, as in our days, and in the military operations and especially in special operations, preliminary thorough preparation to minimize such problems.
Outcome: Ty hit 100% objectives, Bruce – 58.6%.
- The rifle from TrackingPoint could win in each individual event, with a huge margin.
- Taya managed to hit 100% of the targets of a fully protected position (the use of special glasses and cameras allow to make the shots so that the soldier’s body remains in the shelter of the reach of enemy fire), Bruce was unable to make any effective shot from fully protected status.
Contest produced natural wow effect on a lot of spectators. Taya Kyle said that if the army will be equipped with smart weapons, it will save many lives of soldiers, police officers and special units, as well as minimize incidental loss and collateral damage due to the exceptional precision. The company TrackingPoint claims that the preparation of a professional army sniper costs are too expensive, and using smart weapons, can reduce the cost of training fighters and extra ammunition to 3.2 billion dollars annually. Smart weapons are a big leap in the development of military small business. John McHale, CEO of the company, said that while the fleet moved from conventional vessels to aircraft carriers and air forces from simple airplanes to the supersonic aircraft, infantry still armed with guns ( It refers to guns – pistols, machine guns, etc.), in which the latter quality upgrade was almost 100 years ago. It’s time to give them modern weapons. Details stages. Smart Rifle:
- Rifle M600: 1900
- Rifle improved accuracy M800: 3240
- Sniper rifle XS1: 5000
- Rifle M4A1: 500
- Rifle improved accuracy M110: 940
- Sniper rifle M2010: 1640
The sum total of points:
Taya and clever rifle: 10140
Bruce and conventional weapons: 3080
Taya Kyle, the widow of Chris Kyle, one of the most authoritative and well-aimed sniper USA.
Chris is also the author of the film adaptation of the autobiography “The American shooter”