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US Military grants USD 6M to develop super sniper system

Have you ever had one of those days where you just had to take a shot with your rifle from a mile away, but the wind and physics in general just wouldn’t cooperate? Yeah, we have too, and we do wish there were an easier way. Fortunately, the US government may soon have the answer to this problem. DARPA, the military research outfit responsible for such awesomeness as BIG DOG has just granted a third-party company six million dollars to come up with a system to aid their marksmen in making critical shots at huge distances while taking into account such things as wind, gravity and other things that snipers usually have to go through years of training to accomplish. There have been several iterations of this system in the past, but they have had their share of problems. DARPA is hoping that this next time will be the answer they are looking for.

Source: Wired.com

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