TrackingPoint has developed ShotView, an app that allows shooters to use Google Glass to aim at targets around corners.
This system will enable soldiers to aim and shoot, simultaneously “protecting them from return fire.”
According to RT.com, TrackingPoint describes a weapon fitted with such technology as a “Precision Guided Firearm” (PGF).
TrackingPoint says PGFs provide “unprecedented benefits to shooters, such as the ability to shoot around corners, from behind low walls, and from other positions that provide exceptional cover.”
According to Vice’s Motherboard, ShotView takes TrackingPoint’s previous “track and drop” single shot 1,500 yard accuracy to new levels by enabling the shooter to shoot at that distance “over a hill, perhaps overlooking a so-called ‘networked battlefield‘ shot through with data-driven soldiers.”
Plans for marketing ShotView to the public are not yet in place.
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