Pentagon creating next generation sniper technology


Snipers of the American military are already quite accurate and deadly — look no further than the recent standoff in which Navy Seal snipers killed three Somali pirates who were holding an American ship captain hostage.

The Defense Department is investing in technology to take snipers to another level, to be able to better handle long distances, variations in wind and air temperature, and heat shimmer — when distant objects look wavy and distorted on hot days.

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