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Old 01-24-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/01/16/us-military-begins-testing-smart-rifles/

and I had never heard of them before after what I have read they said out of over 100 inexperienced shooters(Mostly media people) only 2 people missed a 1,000 yard shot. So I started looking at the website and they are also making AR's in 5.56 and .300 AAC with this tech I am getting all excited now lol. Here is a link to the 338 LM they have. Plus they are based in Austin, TX about 2 hours north of me I gotta see if they have a showroom and check it out.

http://tracking-point.com/precision-guided-firearms/xs1


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Old 01-24-2014, 02:56 PM   #2
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What is going to happen is battlefield technology will be geared towards disabling smart weapons first. After the field is level we are back to who has the best trained people with regular rifles and kentucky windage because all electronics will be dead. If we ever go to war with a country that has a plan to win the war they will kill all of our electronics on day one. Many of our soldiers have not used anything that is not aided by electronics since AIT. This is a step in the wrong direction.



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its cool tech though I understand emp attacks i am prior service Army so I know stuff can be hardened against it. I just think its pretty neat that they can take that many inexperienced people and get a 99% first shot hit on 1,000 yard target.

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Now thats just great, now our military is going to be using a rifle that can be HACKED !....................

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Soon they'll come up with a "rifle" that fires "meat-seeking missiles"...

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Frag grenades work just fine and don't require a pin and password to operate it.....lol

I cant speak for every unit in the Army, but not all of them depend totally on technology to shoot, move, and communicate.
The high tech stuff may make for a better news story, but it hasn't replaced boots on the ground as of yet.
FWIW..... The rifle I was using on my last excursion overseas was built in 1963, and it worked just as well....optics or not.

With that said, I don't mind it at all when a USAF J-TAC calls in a fast mover to deliver high tech destruction upon an enemy we have managed to fix in place.

Until they make a "Terminator" to replace us, we still have job security in the Infantry.....lol

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It's very cool that we can actually do this, but ultimately training and far simpler technology will win out against technology that requires batteries and a lot of user training in order to maximize the results of the new technology.

The military has developed a shooting technique that enables them to essentially shoot through something not much larger than the bullet going through it. That's game changing capability. When a sniper can hide behind something that will stop a bullet and yet shoot through something a little bigger than a bullet and effectively engage the enemy, that's the type of technology that our enemies should fear.

Not that it matters much, given the weight and power consumption requirements of the scope, but Trijicon already has a better product. Kinda interesting that their continuously computed impact point products haven't received the same attention that this company is getting, but their optics are fixed 6X. Better for heavy machine guns than sniping rifles.

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I love the idea of smart guns, not ready to make them the standard issue yet or soon but they are key to us staying ahead of China and Soviet technology advances. Wonder if you can own one in NY legally (not that you can get a 1000yard shot in ny)? Prolly not cause thats a whole lot more troublesome for politicians and others with SS police protection than a 3o round mag in an AR!

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technology is great as long as it suppliments the soldier and isn't a substitute. a soldier still needs to learn the fundamentals in case they have equipment failure. in combat, there is always the possiblity of equipment failure due to many causes. a soldier who can adapt to changing battlefield and combat conditions will prevail over those who can't or don't.



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