A gun the chip: U. s. Army contracts, it can lead to a smart gun

(Ap) – A carabiner that you can call in an air strike. A computer-aided scope, a machine gun that just about anyone into a sharp shooter.Even the guns that will measure and record every movement from the corner of the container at the precise moment when the shot was fired, which would have to be able to provide the law enforcement agency with a digital record of police shootings.

An early prototype of the weapon was to be seen at the office of the three-Dimensional systems are, in College Park, Georgia, USA, 11 October, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage

The application of information technology to firearms for a long time conducted in the United States of america by gun owners and law-enforcement officials, who were concerned that they would be able to be hacked, not at the wrong time, or to allow the control of the government.

But the US Army is soliciting bids for the high-tech battlefield of the solutions to the advantage of the soldier’s rifle of the future, these problems may soon become irrelevant. The Army is moving forward, regardless of.

A company that is a Military command, has been working on a system that can be integrated into the gun, which was in the police and civil uses, which could reshape the US debate over gun safety.

“You should be able to achieve some of the functionality is on by duct-tape an iPhone to your rifle. However, what we have to offer, it is the world’s first embedded operating system,” he said Melvic Smith, 41, the founder and ceo of a three-Dimensional weapon, which bills itself as the first patented, blockchain-based firearms company.

This system was able to add the application, Smith said, including a “smart-gun” technology that will only allow the weapon to be fired by an appropriate shooter’s hand.

Smart guns, in theory, should be able to prevent your children from accidentally firing guns in the home, or it’s stolen guns useless.

“Our team is made up of veterans, law enforcement officers, the people who are pro Second Amendment to begin with,” Smith said, referring to the amendment of the U.S. constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms.

“We look forward to working with the people in the weapons manufacturing industry. They actually love the technology. They are worried about the political backlash.

For an investor who is interested in the technology, he said, the Army’s business to ‘make a market’ in the night.”

“We need disruptive innovation to address the gun violence issue,” said Trevor Neilson, the chief executive of(x) the investments, which are aimed at improving the rate of return on projects with a positive social impact.


The armed forces of the specifications for the Next Generation of Squad Weapons rifles and machine guns equipped with a “smart track,” and a communication and power interface to the analog window and digital technology.

It has selected three finalists for the contract to be awarded next year, the defense contractor, General Dynamics, guns, firearms manufacturer Sig Sauer and the industrial conglomerate Textron.

While they duke it out, the Army was already looking for the next step in the search of partners for the delivery of the business strategy.

Be the first to want to be a partner for the construction of fire-control (FC) system, which will have a link from a soldier’s weapon to the other systems to help the operator to remain locked on to the targets, a correction for the atmospheric conditions and the range. Has been traditionally used for the larger systems, such as artillery and anti-aircraft guns, weapons, prototypes of the carbine and the machine gun, it’s because of the 4th of November.

Then, at the end of the year, the Army is looking for Innovative Design and Engineering Assessment (IDEA) prototype, an open-end, products of the imagination, that it seems to be limited to what the engineers will be able to fit on a chip.

Atlanta, Georgia-based three-Dimensional systems are making plans to compete for contracts awarded in the two categories-the Free operating system, which the company says will be hackproof, with the help of the blockchain, the decentralized ledger that the information will be used in order to protect cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.

Smith said that the technology to record every movement of the gun, the angles, and is aimed at the exact time of each round is fired, providing a digital record that can be used for training or research purposes. It can also be the cause of the gun to indicate when it needs to be repaired or retired from service.

None of the other companies for the Army of the add-on to the technology contracts is, in the public, self-identified, as well as companies tend to work closely together to keep an eye on their intentions, and in such a competitive environment, Smith said.

The Military did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


Smart gun technology that has rocked the firearms industry on at least two occasions.

The Smith & Wesson almost collapsed due to the anger of gun owners and the firearms industry as well as playing with the smart gun, the idea was born in the year 2000.

A German company, Armatix, was practically from the gun business following the 2014 court of the short-term, the smart gun is the US gun rights advocates, who said it was unreliable, and, in order to protest against a New Jersey law that all the gunshops in the state, to sell their coat of arms.

Smart guns have been stopped due to lack of funding. A lot of ifs attached to prevent them from investing in firearms, while others would like to see a working prototype in order to carry out the money.

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A spokesman for the Army said that there were a large number of suppliers expressing interest,” ranging from start-ups to large, well-established vendors of the state.

“Innovation almost never comes from the people who are building the same product for 100 years,” Neilson said.

“Anyone who has this permission is for the construction of a huge company.”

Reporting by Daniel Trotta; editing by Paul Thomasch and Sonya Hepinstall

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