Gun maker working on 'super' rifle with 1.75-mile range
AUSTIN, Tex. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
The firearms manufacturer that earlier this year announced it was developing a "smart rifle" to empower anyone to become a sharpshooter, says it's also developing a "super gun" capable of shooting over 3,100 yards with pinpoint accuracy.
Hitting a target at 1,000 yards is a skill only possessed by a few elite snipers. But thanks to a high-tech bullet guidance system created by Texas gun manufacturer TrackingPoint, almost anyone with $20,000 to burn can soon have the skills of a special forces assassin.
The "super gun" announcement comes just months after TrackingPoint debuted the first "precision guided firearm" which utilizes Xact technology. The "super gun" would extend TrackingPoint's Xact technology.
"As an applied technology company at the forefront of the firearms industry, we at TrackingPoint need to consistently push ourselves to innovate above and beyond even our own expectations," said Jason Schauble, TrackingPoint Chief Executive Officer. "Our 'Super Gun' project will push the boundaries of perception in the firearms and shooting communities. In the process we hope to find inspiration for a whole new generation of tech applications."
According to TrackingPoint, the current record for a confirmed long-distance hit is held by a British soldier who shot 2,707 yards in November, 2009 during the war in Afghanistan.
TrackingPoint is based in Austin, Texas. You can see a video on the "super gun" that was posted by the company on its YouTube channel, by clicking here.