New rifle can track moving targets in the dark
A U.S. precision-guided firearm maker has released a rifle that can automatically acquire and track targets moving up to 15 miles per hour — at night. The price tag: $12,995.The rifle cost slightly more than the Armani jacket Hillary Clinton wore for her speech on inequality. You can also buy it for monthly payments of $329 for 48 months. It would appear to have some applications for special ops missions and other night operations.
Texas-based TrackingPoint Inc. regularly produces innovative weapons for predator eradication or self-defense. The NightDragon semi-automatic 7.62 NATO, which tracks targets as the trigger is pulled, was released Tuesday.
“NightDragon incorporates an infrared-sensitive CMOS sensor that detects light not visible to the human eye. Depending on the strength of the IR illuminator, targets can be engaged and tracked out to 200 yards at night,” the company says on its website. “As a shooter pulls the trigger, the target is automatically acquired and tracked. When trigger pull completes, the target is instantly eliminated. Total Time-To-Kill (TTK) is approximately 2.5 seconds.”