U.S. Army’s next rifle could have facial-recognition technology

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Read: 1350     17:07     05 June 2019    

By Amit Malewar

It seems like, the soldiers will soon find their guns and rifles with the new and advanced technologies which are used in many other products like computers, smartphones, and cameras.


Recently, the U.S. Army weapons officials invited defense firms to design and build prototypes of an advanced fire control system that could equip the service’s Next-Generation Squad Weapon with wind-sensing, facial-recognition technology, and automatic targeting software, according to Military.com. The new software could be useful for the soldiers to be more precise and effective in battle.

The contractors will have a chance to win up to two five-year agreements to develop a prototype of the weapon. Scope of work will include the delivery of 115 fire control platforms, spare components, and accessories that will support the testing of the prototypes for 14 months.

The Army hopes to deploy thousands of these new facial recognition-equipped rifles within three years. And according to the plan, these weapons will come in both semi and fully-automatic versions.

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U.S. Army’s next rifle could have facial-recognition technology

2019/06/1559682459.jpg
Read: 1351     17:07     05 June 2019    

By Amit Malewar

It seems like, the soldiers will soon find their guns and rifles with the new and advanced technologies which are used in many other products like computers, smartphones, and cameras.


Recently, the U.S. Army weapons officials invited defense firms to design and build prototypes of an advanced fire control system that could equip the service’s Next-Generation Squad Weapon with wind-sensing, facial-recognition technology, and automatic targeting software, according to Military.com. The new software could be useful for the soldiers to be more precise and effective in battle.

The contractors will have a chance to win up to two five-year agreements to develop a prototype of the weapon. Scope of work will include the delivery of 115 fire control platforms, spare components, and accessories that will support the testing of the prototypes for 14 months.

The Army hopes to deploy thousands of these new facial recognition-equipped rifles within three years. And according to the plan, these weapons will come in both semi and fully-automatic versions.

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