With SMASH no BRASS? "Transformation"?
BRASS = Breath, relax, aim, sight, squeeze.
Once more from the Russian Internet media site Sputnik:
"UK Reportedly Mulls Buying Smart Rifles Which May ‘Transform the Battlefield’"
"mulls : to consider at length : PONDER"
Worth more than it's weight in gold if it works as claimed. Every troop an expert marksman?
"The sophisticated scope has already been tested by Delta Force, the United States' most elite tactical combat group, which praised the device as 'outstanding'."
"The UK’s Special Air Service (SAS) is considering the purchase of so-called SMASH smart scope rifles which may turn all SAS soldiers into sharpshooters, The Sun [English tabloit] cited an unnamed British defence source as saying. The scope's price tag is estimated at about £800 ($900)."
Here with the comments from an acknowledged weapons authority on the difficulties of the traditional firearm sight with regard to accuracy:
"The eye can focus on one object, be it near, intermediate, or distant. The standard requirement for shooting calls for centering the front sight of a handgun or rifle in the middle of the rear sight while lining it up on the target: near, intermediate and far. In short, an impossible task . . . In combat and hunting, it is very difficult to avoid focusing on the target, be it deer or human (who is shooting back at you), so many shooters tend to miss or to hit where they didn't intend to on the target. What happens even on the range is a constant shifting between rear and front sights and the target, to ensure all is lined up and held steady in order to make more accurate shots. This frequent/constant shifting contributes to inaccuracy, though it can't be avoided. It can only be compensated for--until the advent of something new that changes the game to a single focus problem."
SMART SCOPE SMASH WITH THAT EXORBITANT COST PRIMARILY IF NOT EXCLUSIVELY WILL BE FOUND IN THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS/RANGER/COMMANDO TYPE UNITS. BUT DOES IT WORK??