The American company TrackingPoint unveiled at CES 2013 sniper complex computerized layout Precision Guided Firearm (PGF). According to Ars Technica, the complex runs on the Linux operating system and is equipped with a module Wi-Fi.
For the base PGF took three hunting rifles (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.
To clear defeat the object arrow to find him through the scope and «mark» with a special button. Next computer will track the movement of the target. 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.
According to the publication, the optical sight TrackingPoint interface is similar to a computer monitor or a head of military pilots. Due to Wi-Fi module sniper complex can sync with tablets and phones from 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.
Clear terms of complexes PGF market is not specified. Price computerized rifle valued at 17 thousand dollars.
In 2010, commissioned by the Pentagon in the United States began to develop managed bullets for sniper rifles. First, in 2012, it became clear on the development of state laboratories Sandia (SNL) several prototypes homing bullets.