Snipers are benefitting from increasingly accurate muzzles, stocks that take the kcick out of their high-caliber shots, camouflage that conceals them from enemies electronically, Halo-style, and now, they don’t even have to aim anymore. In partnership with Lockheed Martin, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has been contracted to develop a self-aiming sniper rifle.
And, in fact, they already have. It’s just that the first iteration of their sniper rifle was too bulky to be used in the field and couldn’t be adapted to their standard sniper rifles. But, the main thing, is that it worked. And, now, they’ve entered phase 2, and they’ve promised 15 operational prototypes in a year. According to Fox News:
It will measure atmospheric conditions, account for the weapon’s maximum effective range and include GPS coordinates. It’s also supposed to communicate with the rifle scope, informing the gun itself of the aim point offset and expected crosswind.
So, enemies of the state, you’re going to have to start thinking faster than the machines come one year from now if you hope to keep from not getting sni–