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British Army tests new smart rifle scope that locks onto targets and ‘never misses’

British Army tests new smart rifle scope that locks onto targets and ‘never misses’ thanks to computer imaging technology

  • Israeli firm Sharp Shooter has developed rifle scopes that ‘never miss’ a target
  • The devices place a red box around a target to let the shooter know where to aim
  • The £800 ‘smart’ scopes have been hailed a ‘game changer’ for infantry warfare 
  • The British Army is testing the technology alongside Australia and US officials

Video game technology has been brought to life as a ‘smart’ scope that ‘never misses’ its target is tested by the British Army.

The device, which can be fitted to any rifle at a cost of £800, is guaranteed to take down its target.

Israeli firm Sharp Shooter developed the scopes to find targets and place a red square around them, reported The Sunday Mirror.

It’s been hailed a ‘game changer’ for infantry warfare and the SAS are particularly keen after the US’ secretive Delta Force called it ‘outstanding’. 

The shooter holds down the rifle’s trigger and the system calculated factors including distance, angles, motion and wind speed to send a bullet in exactly the right direction within a millisecond.

The ‘smart scope’ device, which can be fitted to any rifle at a cost of £800, is guaranteed to take down its target

It has already been used by Israeli troops to down drones for a year, and is being tested by the Australian, British and American armies.

A senior defence source told the newspaper: ‘This could really transform the battlefield. Knowing that you are going to take down a target is a game changer.’

MailOnline has contacted the British Army for comment. 

The rifle, called SMASH Fire Control System, was developed in collaboration between Israeli-based Sig Sauer and Smart Shooter.

It is one submission in the military organisation’s Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control competition, Military.com reported.

Israeli firm Sharp Shooter developed the scopes to find targets and place a red square around them to guarantee the shot

Israeli firm Sharp Shooter developed the scopes to find targets and place a red square around them to guarantee the shot

It's been hailed a 'game changer' for infantry warfare and the SAS are particularly keen after the US' secretive Delta Force called it 'outstanding'

It’s been hailed a ‘game changer’ for infantry warfare and the SAS are particularly keen after the US’ secretive Delta Force called it ‘outstanding’

It has already been used by Israeli troops to down drones for a year, and is being tested by the Australian, British and American armies

It has already been used by Israeli troops to down drones for a year, and is being tested by the Australian, British and American armies

The technology ‘is designed to help improve the accuracy of any shooter engaging stationary or moving targets in both day and night conditions,’ said Devin Schweiss of Smart Shooter Inc.

SMASH’s system incorporates night vision, magnification, and target detection and tracking.

If the US Army decides to go ahead with the tech, it has previously been reported it could be deployed in the field by 2023. 

The technology 'is designed to help improve the accuracy of any shooter engaging stationary or moving targets in both day and night conditions,' said Devin Schweiss of Smart Shooter Inc

The technology ‘is designed to help improve the accuracy of any shooter engaging stationary or moving targets in both day and night conditions,’ said Devin Schweiss of Smart Shooter Inc

It comes after British soldiers tried on Hazmat suits as they were taught how to apply protective gear to join the Welsh ambulance service on the coronavirus frontline. 

Service personnel were learning how to use Personal Protective Equipment during training with the North Wales Ambulance Service.

They were pictured donning the gear at Sennybridge Training Camp last month as the pandemic continued.  

It comes after British Army soldiers tried on Hazmat suits as they were taught how to apply protective gear to join the Welsh ambulance service on the coronavirus frontline

It comes after British Army soldiers tried on Hazmat suits as they were taught how to apply protective gear to join the Welsh ambulance service on the coronavirus frontline 

A further 346 coronavirus deaths were announced today, bringing the country's death toll to 31,587

A further 346 coronavirus deaths were announced on Saturday, bringing the country’s official death toll to 31,587 

British Army soldiers underwent two days of training to learn how to defend against Covid-19.

The training package was part of the Government’s 20,000-strong coronavirus response force, which helped in the building of NHS Nightingale hospital in East London.

Some 31,587 British people have now died of Covid-19, with 346 deaths announced yesterday. There are currently 215,260 cases in the UK. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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