The new generation of US military rifles and machine guns will feature many new features that have long been available on tanks and smartphones . However, this is the first time such technologies have been applied on phones.
It is the goal tracking feature , face recognition and lens with hydrophobic coating.
According to Military.com , the US military is offering to produce a new generation of infantry weapons. New military weapons will contribute to the replacement of the carbin M41A and the M249 machine gun. It is known that the M4A1 gun is an updated and refined version of M16 and was first used by the US military in 1965. Meanwhile, the M249 was first used in the late 1980s.
The war is now very different from the old times. That is why the US military always has to find new solutions to improve the combat capability of soldiers. One of the requirements for the two new guns is the integration of a computer system that accurately calculates the path of the bullet and projects it on goggles, monocle glasses or mounted lenses. on weapons.
Although the ammunition moves at speeds of up to 914 meters per second, gravitational pull and other factors will certainly influence the accuracy of the bullet. Gravity will slowly slow down the bullet, pulling them closer to the ground. That is why having a system that calculates a bullet path under the influence of gravity will make it easier for soldiers to hit the enemy.
In the 1970s, most American tanks were installed with computer systems that could estimate the location of bullets falling in all cases of fire, even when shooting in high wind conditions. This is also the technology to increase the accuracy of the gun barrel M256 on M1 Abrams main tank up to 90% at a distance of 2km.
Some other features that the US military wants to use on guns include the target tracking system, face detection, wireless connectivity and the ability to boot in just a second.
Besides changes in weapons, a change is equally important that the military will use 6.8mm ammunition with the ability to penetrate armor at a longer range. In order to reduce weight, the US military wants a new bullet that's 25% lighter than a conventional brass shell. To do this, military contractors will have to use technology to make polymer shells or shells.