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New 'One-Shot' Rifle Sight Could Make Snipers Deadlier Than Ever

•, Geoffrey Ingersoll

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency just awarded a $6 million contract to Cubic Corporation to develop the last phase of it's XG (Next Generation) sniper sight. Through use of complex sensor systems, the sight automatically adjusts for windage, elevation, even direction and speed of the target.

The system developed will measure all relevant physical phenomena that influence the ballistic trajectory and rapidly calculate and display the offset aim point and confidence metric in the shooter’s rifle scope. The system will provide the ability to see the aim point on the target in either day or night to enable rapid target identification, weapon alignment, measurement of range to target and the crosswind profile.

Basically, the sight removes the necessity for snipers to use spotters — a spotter is the guy with binoculars lying next to the shooter. responsible for calling adjustments to wind, elevation, etc., and is generally the higher ranking of the two.

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