Startup Says U.S. Military is Testing “Smart” Rifles

Posted January 16, 2014 at 9:43am

Engadget reports that “not all soldiers are crack shots, but the U.S. military is reportedly hoping to make that happen — with a little help from ‘smart’ rifles, that is. According to a startup called TrackingPoint, the military bought six of its precision-guided firearms that can cost between $10,000 to $27,000 each.”

“These pricey rifles come equipped with a Linux computer in the scope and sensors that automatically determine environmental factors such as the weather and ground inclination. Users merely have to tag a target while peering into the scope, and the built-in computer will show them how to position the firearm before they press the trigger.”