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Humvee-mounted sniper finder

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nathaniel Firethorn, Mar 24, 2004.

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  1. Nathaniel Firethorn

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  2. strambo

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    Umm, I'm sure it will work, the problem is deciding if the technology worked or if they shot at that Humvee 'cause it looked important!:uhoh:
     
  3. strambo

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    Heck, I'll bet you could find a Marine or two willing to put that in their ruck, then you could really find some snipers!:what: :neener:






    Yes, I'm former Army...bring on the flames...seeks cyber cover:scrutiny:
     
  4. Bartholomew Roberts

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    I've actually seen a DARPA proposal of a similar system hooked up to a Mk19... the system would determine where the gunfire came from and automatically return fire with the Mk19.
     
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    looks like a mike stand at a press conference
     
  6. strambo

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    Thats what I'm talkin' bout! Say my name! Whose your American Daddy!

    It would certainly suppress the sniper, lots of collateral damage in an urban environment, unless you had line of site confirmation. Out in the boonies it would be great, immediate 40mm counter battery fire out to 2000m or so. Keep him pinned while you flank...
     
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    Precisely...the best way I can think of to draw sniper fire!:p
     
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    I wonder how it responds to suppressed (both supersonic and subsonic) fire.
     
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    Perfect trgt for the sniper's first shot...
     
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    It has to feed data into a standby weapon system for instant retaliation to be really effective. Hmmm. Neutron bomb would seem to apply here.
     
  12. JimJD

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    I remember watching a news piece a couple of years ago about an American city/town that was toying around with a system like this.
    It consisted of a network of mikes placed all around the locale.
    Most of the mikes were placed in "bad" neighborhoods.

    I wonder if a Fourth of July celebration would confuse the system?
    Hmmmm...
     
  13. CZ100B

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    It tracks the shockwave of the bullets path, not the sound of the weapon being fired, so suppressed weapon makes no difference whatsoever.

    Jeremy
     
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    And for subsonic fire?
     
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    Allow me to don my tin foil hat...

    And then the thought police came... They heard a malicious terrorist plot against the state over the telescreen... A man had admitted to wanting to carry a knife! This murder MUST be taken off the streets for the protection of the state... err.. I mean "citizens" :scrutiny:

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    DARPA...the original Men In Black....phasers set to vaporize...
     
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    Is it just me, or would anyone else be uneasy trusting their safety to a device designated the "Boomerang"? Brrrrrrr. :what:
     
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    Technically, it shouldn't matter. Subsonic bullets still produce a shockwave, it just isn't the super-compressed variety.

    Also, any rifle that is capable of penetrating a soldier's helmet or armour jacket, will be firing a supersonic bullet.

    Jeremy
     
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    hmm, now if they ever get the networked soldier realized, this would be extra cool, between GPS and a microphone on each deployed unit, you could track pretty much any enemy fire anywhere on the field..

    in theory.
     
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    your reading skills are lacking read it AGAIN. it tracks the supersonic shockwave AND the muzzle report. They are going to be up s-creek when the 1st bullet fired its at the system and toasts it. remember the bullet is traveling FASTER than sound. that means it can smash through the equipment BEFORE the sounds used to track it are heard by the mics!
     
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    So it does use muzzle blast to help out, but the point that a suppressed rifle will not be able to spoof the system is still the primary point. I was mixing this up with a different system (a more permanent solution that will eventually come out) that uses a laser to measure the shockwave, and so it has no exposed external parts like this first setup for a sniper to shoot at.


    If the sniper uses his first round to destroy the system, that is still a good thing, as it is usually the first bullet fired that actually kills someone. The fact of the system being destroyed will give the troops time to react.

    :rolleyes:

    Jeremy
     
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    It won't work- if the system automtically returns fire, it'll just weed out all but the best snipers, then they will have offspring who are even better snipers!...
     
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    so what do you do when the bullet is both subsonic and suppressed?
     
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    I've often wondered how many Arabs have died from falling bullets.......

    Referrence CGofMP's link, sorry.
     
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