Sagetech Corporation introduces UAV Sniper, a highly accurate unmannedcombat air vehicle armed with a 50-caliber sniper weapon system. For the first time,the tactical targeting precision of a field sniper team will be available in an unmannedaerial platform. Employing long-range communication links, a mature system will beoperable day and night from control stations thousands of miles distant, undetectablyplacing sniper shots with perfect confidence.The long range precision shooting skills of the military sniper team have foundincreasing utility in the urban combat environment of Iraq and sparsely populatedregions of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the speed and effectiveness of a sniper team islimited by the need to find concealed firing locations in range of the adversary. Theremotely operated UAV Sniper system will remove this requirement while drasticallyincreasing capability and keeping the shooter out of harms way.The effectiveness of the UAV Sniper vehicle will not be measured simply by thenumber of casualties inflicted upon the enemy. Realization of the UAV Sniper'spresence would instil fear in enemy troops and influence their decisions and actions. Ina close air support role, the UAV Sniper would enhance a unit's firepower and augmenttheir means for destruction and harassment of the enemy. This role becomes moresignificant when the target is entrenched or positioned among civilians where firingautomatic weapons would result in the wounding or killing of non-combatants.
UAV Sniper System
The UAV Sniper vehicle will be equipped with an inertially stabilized highprecision 50-caliber weapon system utilizing automated second-shot firing solutioncorrection to enable high confidence even at long range. We call the system the
Tenacious Automatic Precision Shooting System
Figure 1 UAV Sniper engages targets using the same sequence as human shooters, but much faster and more accurately. The second shot is delivered only a few hundred msec after the first shot hits. Aiming is based on the impact point of the first. Total engagement time is about 4 sec.