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    BBC - Newsbeat - US military unveils 'smart gun'

    It uses a laser guidance system and specially developed 25mm high explosive rounds which can be programmed to detonate over a target.
    "The way a soldier operates this is basically find your target, then laze (laser) to it, which gives the range, then you get an adjusted aim point, adjust the fire and pull the trigger.

    "Say you've lazed out to 543 metres... When you pull the trigger it arms the round and fires it 543 metres plus or minus one, two or three metres."

    The XM-25 is already being used by US soldiers in Afghanistan It means the weapon can be used to target insurgents hiding behind walls or in ditches without the need to call in air strikes.
    Let's just hope they point it and shoot at the enemy and not our soldiers
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    Not read the article but...

    Does it take into consideration the following...

    Air temperature?
    Barometric pressure?
    Altitude?
    Wind strength and direction?
    Barrel wear?

    Just asking like, 'coz a real sniper would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeSpod View Post
    Not read the article but...

    Does it take into consideration the following...

    Air temperature?
    Barometric pressure?
    Altitude?
    Wind strength and direction?
    Barrel wear?

    Just asking like, 'coz a real sniper would.
    Sort of. It overcomes the need for such precision by firing a high explosive round about 1" diameter and 4" long that explodes near the target. So you don't need a direct hit, or even a clear shot, your enemy could be hiding behind a wall.

    I suppose fly by wire is next.
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