The UK army has commenced testing a new opto-electronic targeting system for assault rifles that provides highly accurate target data linked to the gun's firing system.
Developed by Israeli firm Sharp Shooter, the £800 “smart” rifle scope can be fitted on any type of rifle. The kit can turn every soldier into a sharpshooter by using computer image processing that locks on to targets and never misses, Mirror reported Sunday.
The SMASH smart scope works by finding targets automatically and placing red squares around them. The soldier presses the trigger and holds it until the system releases a bullet within a millisecond. The scope calculates several factors including distance, angles, the target's direction and speed, plus the wind direction before firing a bullet.
While the British media reported Special Air Service (SAS) are interested in buying the devices after America’s Delta Force called them “outstanding,” Sky News Arabia wrote that the army has already begun testing.
The scope has also been reportedly tested by the US Army, the US Airforce and also special operations units, besides Australian troops. Israeli forces have been using them to shoot down drones since a year.