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AN ADVANCED rifle that only fires when it’s guaranteed to hit its target is being pondered by the US military.
The weapon uses clever AI software to identify targets and will only fire when the trigger is squeezed with a confirmed enemy in its sights.
Dubbed “Smash”, the system is being developed by Israeli company Smart Shooter and German weapons manufacturer Sig Sauer.
If all goes to plan it could enter service as soon as 2023, according to Military.com.
Smash “allows you to acquire, lock on and engage targets” using a weapon-mounted scope, Smart Shooter’s Devin Schweiss told the website.
The system “allows the weapon to fire only when it’s a guaranteed hit,” he added.
Smart Shooter Ltd. demonstrated its SMASH Fire Control System at a Sig-hosted range day for SHOT Show 2020. The SMASH is designed to help improve the accuracy of any shooter engaging stationary or moving targets in both day and night conditions, said Devin Schweiss of Smart Shooter Inc.
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