I want one

I have the software for this. I just don’t have a way of integrating it with the proper hardware. It sounds really nice:

The next generation of battlefield optics will empower infantrymen to hit enemy targets from twice the effective range of the M4 carbine if Defense Department scientists get their way.

This summer, officials at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are scheduled to begin testing prototypes of the Dynamic Image Gunsight Optic, known as “DInGO.”

Currently, the device weighs about a pound and is approximately five inches long, three inches wide and three inches high, Wojnar said. It has a digital micro display that originated in the cell phone industry.

I know there are similar devices on the market now but the ones I have seen are larger and more appropriate for the .50 BMG or at least a .30 caliber rifle. Something small and compact for an AR-15 class rifle would be nice.

H/T to reader Richard R.

5 thoughts on “I want one

  1. Raytheon has one of these in the mix. It’s actually more of a video display device than a optical scope. Does range finding with a laser that also reads wind shift. Plug in the software for the specific round and put the dot on the target. Current cost for a slightly degraded version(doesn’t have all the whistles and bells of the mil version) is about $1500.00. The kicker is to find anyplace that can get one for you, heh, heh, heh.

  2. Evidently someone thinks it is more cost effective to buy gadgets than teach marksmanship. 600 meters isn’t that far away at all, the BDC cam on an M16A@ is very accurate at those ranges under normal conditions.

    I remember when the “All Weather Apache” gunship had to sit out of the invasion of Panama because of, ahem, “weather.”

    Just like with the ACOG, we won’t see this sort of technology developed first by the military, it will be from the civilian shooting community, unless they have secret squirrel method of figuring out what the heck the wind is doing.

  3. Naa, AM, what it is is that some of us can’t see beyond 100 feet or so even with the new progressive lens in our glasses.

  4. Does it have a rangefinder, and ability to calculate lead for those annoying little drones everybody is using these days? I mean, the Navy solved that problem in 1943 with vacuum tubes for their 40mm directors.

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