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​SOFIC 2017: Who's the BOSS?

8th May 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in Portstewart

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Alongside USSOCOM efforts, the US Army is working on enhancing the scopes available to its snipers. It announced in January that it was working on a new integrated fire control system (FCS) for military sniper weapons called the Ballistically Optimized Sniper Scope (BOSS), aimed at enabling a sniper to accurately hit a person-size target at extreme ranges.

In order to improve effectiveness – particularly at extended distances – there needed to be a way to increase accuracy by reducing aiming errors and minimising the time for the shooter to establish where to correctly aim their weapon, according to Regina Stonitsch,

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Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He …

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