The American company producing guns TrackingPoint unveiled at CES 2013 experienced a standard computerized sniper complex Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) price of 17 thousand dollars. According to Ars Technica, the complex runs on the Linux operating system and is equipped with a module Wi-Fi, and lets you control instrument using mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad. Brand new rifle allows computer control by means of shooting, so it has a function avtopritselivaniya. Previously, such an option could meet only in the virtual space in a computer game.
Brand new rifle Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) was developed based on modules 3 shotguns (including Winchester Magnum and .300 Lapua Magnum .338), which was equipped with «intelligent» optical sight and trigger. In addition, TrackingPoint PGF made for special ammunition. Apart from this Precision Guided Firearm got a good optical equipment. Optical sight transmits the collected information to a computer that analyzes the collected data and makes entirely accurate shot adjusted in this direction the user. One of the distinguishing characteristics of the «thinking» rifle is that job trigger is in control of a computer programm. Accuracy with all this is so great that adjustment is taken into account even the smallest offset production shot.
Acts Rifle Precision Guided Firearm (PGF), followed by this: first, objective method chosen her label with a special button, and then labeled the object begins to track down the computer and the user request is shot. Also worth seeing, the system requests a manual adjustment of the sight. When you press the trigger the gun will not immediately: first, the computer enters combat readiness and will claim to manually adjust the sight. As the gun will «cross» sight coincides with the marked target. Interface optical sight Precision Guided Firearm recalls head monitors military pilots, and Wi-Fi helps rifle synchronize with tablets and phones Apple. So Makar, and can detect targets using the iPad or iPhone: iOS TrackingPoint developed for a particular application. All information about the shooting is fixed on the integrated drive PGF.
According to preliminary data, the company TrackingPoint, which is located in Austin, Texas, plans to produce three models of rifles Precision Guided Firearm (PGF), filled with ballistic computers:
• XS1 — tactical rifle chambered for the .338 Lapua Magnum
• XS2 — lite version XS1, chambered for .300 Win. Mag.
• XS3 — hunting version XS2, chambered for .300 Win. Mag.
According to unconfirmed reports Rifles Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) will create a popular company Surgeon Rifles, and tree will produce well-established company Krieger Barrels. Barrel length will be 27 » (XS1), 24 » (XS2) and 22 » (XS3). Rifle scopes will be equipped with variable multiplicity 6-30x (for XS2 and XS3) and 6-35x (for XS1). TrackingPoint company stated that the ballistic computer ensures accuracy at ranges up to 1,200 yards for the XS1, XS2 for 1,000 yards and 750 yards for XS3. A number of small business professionals with great irony embraced the latest development of the company and cast TrackingPoint oscillation reliability invention. Exit rifles Precision Guided Firearm (PGF) announced at the market in January 2013.