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.


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