|Article on the daily mail concerning British snipers and the use of a newly developed sonar attachment for their weapons which allows them to pinpoint the exact position of incoming enemy fire and where to aim to return fire sounds quite ingenious to me.
I have some questions over its practicality and usefulness.
1. What about multiple sources of incoming fire? How does it work round this or cant it?
2. Effectiveness when confronted my automatic fire, from one or multiple hostiles, will it still work?
3. Background noise, such as explosions from ordinance etc, can it differentiate between small arms and a mortar?
4. Long range, or suppressed fire. What kind of range and tolerances will this attachment have? Can it pick up faint gunshots such as from long distance or a suppressed weapon, or both?
5. Friendly gunfire/ the users own weapon. Will such noise confuse the attachment or can it differentiate from this?
6. If fielded how useful will this be? And will this provide British soldiers with a unique edge in the field? If so how much of an advantage/edge will they have over other forces?
Any answers would be most appreciated. Here is the article for all interested:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1367487/The-ultimate-rifle-British-supergun-hears-bullets-rolled-troops.html