Smart Targets - The Future of Training?

This is a discussion on Smart Targets - The Future of Training? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I came across this bit in this morning's IBD and thought it might be of interest to the community. "Soldiers need targets to practice marksmanship, ...

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    Smart Targets - The Future of Training?

    I came across this bit in this morning's IBD and thought it might be of interest to the community.
    "Soldiers need targets to practice marksmanship, and a hightech one could soon make those paper sheets and wooden pop-up targets obsolete. Australian company Marathon Targets has adapted Segway scooters to make them movable dummies, taking target practice to a new level. The company is conducting tests of the robotic devices with the U.S. Marines."

    "Marathon applies state-of-the-art robotic technology to live-fire marksmanship training. This approach simultaneously improves realism and challenge of training while reducing the overall cost of ownership.

    Smart targets are autonomous, which provides a set of unique capabilities:

    • Realistic, challenging and unpredictable motion

    • Responsive behaviour

    • Minimum infrastructure"


    Here's the lonk to their web site:
    Marathon Targets: Smart Targets for Live-Fire Training


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    Wait, someone found a legitimate use for Segways?

    Also, looks like the SA80 has a rail system now. I bet it falls off in the field...
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    They can run for cover when another gets shot? That is COOL!
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    Man, a stay shot could be expensive, considering how ranges get mad if you hit the target clips or stands.

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