Dec 022012

Fighter jet technology for your rifle? Sign me up!

A new Texas-based company is developing a shooting system that could turn even the least skilled marksmen into a sniper-quality shooter.

TrackingPoint calls its system the “world’s first precision guided firearm.”

President Jason Schauble explained in a YouTube demonstration of the technology that what the company did is “put jet fighter lock-and-launch technology into a firing system.”

The system uses a conventional gun and ammunition, but combines them with a Intelligent Digital Tracking Scope and a guided trigger. The technology doesn’t let you fire until the shot is spot on.

“You don’t have to be an experienced shooter,” Schauble said in the video. “You can come and pick this up and within minutes be able to master the tag-track-exact technology that allows you to get on target.”


  • -hh

    Sorry, but not really the first. The first was the XM29 OICW, which started development in 1998.

    Further, as the video describes what their system does, it appears to very faithfully duplicate the fire control for the 20mm munition delivery system of that dual barrel XM29 OICW.

    FYI, the XM29 was cancelled in 2004 and superseded by the XM25, which was first used in combat in Afghanistan last year (2011).