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Precision guided firearms: disruptive small arms technology
Author(s): Bret Boyd; John Lupher
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Paper Abstract

Precision Guided Firearms (PGFs) employ target tracking, a Heads-Up Display, and advanced fire control technology to amplify shooting precision at long range by eliminating the most common sources of shooter error, including aim, trigger jerk, and shot setup miscalculation. Regardless of skill level or experience, PGFs significantly increase first shot success probability when compared to traditional technology, even at extreme ranges of 1,200 yards or more. More than just a scope, PGFs are fully integrated systems based on standard caliber bolt action or semi-automatic rifles with a Networked Tracking Scope, Guided Trigger and precision conventional ammunition. Onboard wireless technology allows PGFs to connect with local and wide area networks to deliver voice, video and data to mobile devices and various communication networks. These technologies allow shooters to be more accurate, engage multiple targets at unknown ranges quickly, track and engage moving targets, and communicate via command and control networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2013
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 8736, Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics VII, 87360B (22 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015470
Show Author Affiliations
Bret Boyd, TrackingPoint, Inc. (United States)
John Lupher, TrackingPoint, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8736:
Display Technologies and Applications for Defense, Security, and Avionics VII
Daniel D. Desjardins; Kalluri R. Sarma, Editor(s)

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