In all those old Westerns the good guy could pull a six-shooter from his belt, snap off a couple of shots, and hit two or three bad guys one right after another.
Even when they were concealed by trees, rocks and more.
Same with the old war movies. Rifle to shoulder, bang, bang, bang, and the bad guys fell.
Maybe time has caught up with Hollywood, and that might not be such a far-fetched idea any more, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
It’s because of equipment that recently was demonstrated for the U.S. Army, equipment that automatically aims an M-4 rifle at a target.
“All the soldier had to do was aim the entire setup in the general direction of a target, and the motors and sensors took care of making sure the M4 was accurately aimed, so that any bullets fired by the soldier would hit their target,” the Army News Service documented.
The equipment still is in the developmental stage, so it’s not being issued yet to soldiers.
But officials reported the results of the demonstration at a recent “Lab Day” at the Pentagon.
Terence Rice, a researcher with the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center out of Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, showed a large shell that cradled inside a plastic replica of an M-4.
He explained, “When you want to hit a target, you have to take into account the weapon, the ammo, the environments and the shooter. And given the fact that we’re using sensors, computers and hardware … we can engage targets faster now. What this concept does is reduce aim error and engage targets quicker.”