It’s rare that we’ll cover a firearm here on SlashGear, but when TrackingPoint shows off a smart automatic rifle series like the one we’re seeing today, we’ve got to change a tune. What you’ve got here is the TrackingPoint 500 Series AR rifle, working with a variety of technologies that make certain the carrier is the most accurate - machine accurate - in the field.
This rifle series is made for tactical forces, military, special ops, or what TrackingPoint describes as the "modern hunter." Take that how you will - we’ll assume they’re still hunting animals, as is shown in the demonstration video presented this week.
This device makes a variety of shooting positions accurate, including kneeling, standing, or "lying beneath a vehicle" - presumably because you’re sneaking up on a deer in a parking lot. Or because you’re in the military, of course.
TP AR Networked TrackingScope Specs
Max Target Velocity – 10 mph
Magnification – 2-12x
WIFi – 802.11g
Display – 800×600 LCD
Objective lens – 25mm
Laser Range Finder – 750 yards
Image Sensor – 14.6 Mpixel CMOS
Operating Temperature Range – -20C to 50C
Barrel Reference System Laser – 650 nm
TTX Range – 500 yards
Microphone Sensitivity – Whisper
Battery Type – Li Ion
The TrackingPoint 500 Series AR rifle works with TTX - that’s Tag Track Xact technology. With it, users are able to track and engage targets with accuracy at the same time as they’re firing at semi-automatic speed. Each rifle in this series also works with target tracking, stabilized target selection, and guided firing.
These three PGF rifles, offered in 7.62, .300 BLK and 5.56 calibers, will be available soon. And we wouldn’t mind having one when we’re playing Titanfall, either.