Cubic to help perfect advanced rifle sights that help snipers hit with the first shot

ARLINGTON, Va.-Scientists at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., are moving forward with the initiative to enable military marksmen to hit targets at extreme ranges with only one rifle shot with a $6 million contract to Cubic Corp. in San Diego.

Cubic will develop a new rifle sighting system.
Cubic will develop a new rifle sighting system.

Cubic won the contract under the One Shot XG program to develop a compact observation, measurement, and ballistic calculation system mountable to combat rifles or spotting scopes that will enable snipers to hit targets with the first round, under crosswind conditions, at the maximum effective range of current and future weapons. One Shot XG is an extension of the DARPA One Shot project that began in 2006. DARPA hired electro-optics experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) segment in Akron, Ohio, not only for the initial One Shot program, but also for the program's follow-up One Shot Phase 2E to develop a field-testable prototype observation, measurement, and ballistic calculation system for hitting targets with the first round in crosswinds. Lockheed experts were asked to reduce the size, weight, and power (SWaP) of One Shot prototypes, as well as extend the system's engagement range while improving the eye safety. This effort is coming to an end.

Now DARPA experts are looking to new technology packaged in a significantly smaller system that military snipers can clip directly to rifles, eliminating the need for a spotter-observer. Cubic engineers will develop a sniper system that measures physical phenomena that influence a bullet's ballistic trajectory, and then calculates and displays the correct offset aim point and confidence metric in the shooter's rifle scope.

Cubic will develop a One Shot XG system that enables the sniper to see the aim point on the target day or night to help identify the target quickly, aim the rifle accurately, and measure the range to target and crosswinds. Cubic will build 10 field-ready prototype systems by fall 2013 that have three subsystems: an integrated measurement scope, rifle display assembly, and handheld control device.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Cubic Corp. online at www.cubic.com.


Get All the Military Aerospace Electronics News Delivered to Your Inbox or Your Mailbox

Subscribe to Military Aerospace Electronics Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest information on:


  • C4ISR
  • Cyber Security
  • Embedded Computing
  • Unmanned Vehicles


Get All the Military Aerospace Electronics News Delivered to Your Inbox or Your Mailbox

Subscribe to Military Aerospace Electronics Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest information on:


  • C4ISR
  • Cyber Security
  • Embedded Computing
  • Unmanned Vehicles

Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Related Products

PORTABLE ANTENNA KIT 20 Hz-40 GHz

A.H. Systems offers 10 models of portable antenna kits from 20 Hz- 40 GHz. Each kit come individu...

LOG PERIODIC ANTENNAS 290 MHz- 7 GHz

A.H. Systems' offers 13 Log Periodic Antennas. Each antenna is lightweight, compact, rugged and h...

DOUBLE RIDGE GUIDE HORN ANTENNAS 170 MHz-40 GHz

A.H. Systems DRG Horns are broadband antennas that offer excellent performance over the frequency...

Preamplifiers and High Frequency Low-loss Cables

A.H. Systems has both preamplifiers and high-frequency low-loss cables to match all antennas to 2...

KI 9600 Series Pocket Fiber Meter

The KI 9600 Pocket Fiber Meter is a simple and reliable power meter for testing power and loss on...

KI 9800 Series Pocket Fiber Source

The small KI 9800 Pocket Fiber Source is ideal for testing single mode, multimode or POF systems....

KI-TK033 MPO/MTP™ Si FiberTester Kit

Clean, inspect and test multimode systems with MPO/MTP™ multi-fiber connectors. Kit contains 850/...

KI 7000 Series Automated variable optical attenuator

The KI 7000B series Automated Variable Optical Attenuator is an easy to use instrument for testin...

KI 7340 Series Loss Test Set (Two-Way with ORL)

Today's easiest, most-productive, most-accurate and most-integrated Two-Way Optical Loss Test Set...

Custom Thin-Film Coatings

Reynard offers the following Custom Coating types: Anti-Reflection(AR), Attenuation, Bandpass Fil...

Related Companies

GL Communications Inc

Offers a comprehensive suite of telecom testing solutions to test 4G (LTE), 3G, IP, Ethernet, T1E1, T3E3, OC-3/STM-1,...

AH Systems Inc

A.H. Systems manufactures a complete line of affordable, reliable, individually calibrated EMC Test Antennas, Preampl...

American Applied Materials Corp

American Applied Materials Corporation specializes in developing and manufacturing of high-performance permanent rare...

United Electronic Industries Inc

UEI is a leader in the PC/Ethernet data acquisition and control, Data Logger/Recorder and Programmable Automation Con...

Martin, Froeschner & Associates

The ultimate in velocity measurement, the Mark IV-3000 all-Fiber Doppler Velocity Interferometer (VISAR) never needs ...

Innovative Integration

  Since 1988, Innovative Integration has grown to become one of the world's leading suppliers of DSP and data ac...

Reynard Corp

Manufactures custom precision optical components and thin-film coatings 0.2–50 µm (UV to far-IR) to demanding specifi...

Electro-Mech Components Inc

Designs and manufactures push button illuminated switches, indicator lights, and multi-switch interlocking assemblies...

Streamline Circuits Corp

Streamline Circuits is a leading provider of high quality printed circuit boards. Streamline Circuits is committed to...

North Atlantic Industries Inc

The top 10 defense companies worldwide rely  on NAI Solutions NAI is a leading independent provider of specializ...
Wire News provided by   

Press Releases

Model INCX-4001

The INCX-4001 consists of a high quality audio transceiver specifically designed to implement a complete fiber optic intercom.

Model PS-1210

The PS-1210 is a 1A, 12VDC stand-alone or rack mountable non-switcher (no RF noise) power supply.

Model OS-3121

Optical switches are utilized to disconnect, bypass and reroute fiber optic communications. All of these optical switches are purely optical path, there is no optical to e...

Webcasts

New Design Tools That Help You Develop Radar That Sees the Un-seeable and Detects the Undetectable

Xilinx EW/ISR System Architect, Luke Miller, has new tricks and he’s going to tell you all about them in a new Xilinx Webinar—for free. His Webinar will cover new ways to implement Radar functions including ...
Sponsored by:

Latest from the Paris Air Show

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

June 2015
Volume 26, Issue 6
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE