By all accounts the shooting is the easy part of being a "sniper," which seems to be what this is being applied to in our discussion. Thinking more of a marksman making shots at a few hundred yards and this could be very effective.
Are soldiers more likely to hold the trigger down and let the sighting system send when they get a solution than send the round themselves? Shooting off target is still a major problem in combat units.
Imagine this mounted on an M2 in a crowded battlefield.
Where all US soldiers are wearing an IR/RFID/whatever identifier.
With just a little work this could be devastating, even if a human has to hold the trigger down.
This is just a prototype, of course Gen II and III will be better. Move the guts and bulk from the scope to the butt-stock is a good place to start.
Last edited by johnwilliamson062; December 10, 2012 at 06:27 PM.