Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Auto-Aim, Coming Soon To A Military Near You!
Just this past week, the U.S. Defense/Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lockheed Martin a hefty $6.9 million contract to advance the development of the company's so-called "One-Shot Program." This research project traces its production roots back to 2007, aiming (pun intentional) to develop a seemingly ahead of our time sniper scope that will automatically paint targets. This scope will of course be a mini-super computer within itself, possessing the capability to calculate crosswinds, GPS location, target range, temperature and even humidity, all of which are instantly processed and displayed in real time on the sights.
A number of test units are expected soon. What could the implications of these RL Haxx be?! Will the next Geneva Convention be turned into a VAC or Punkbuster Conference? We'll have to wait and see where the shots fall I suppose, and lets certainly not hope they're rewarded with a Tactical Nuke every 25 kills.