Syrian Engineer Hamzah Salam, from the village of Shreihi in Suwayda, southern Syria, has built a custom automatic rifle which he has dubbed as an ‘electronic sniper.’ Sputnik wrote, the sniper uses a Kalashnikov AK-47 rifle as the weapon but it can use any small-arms weapon, from a machine gun to a sniper rifle.
“The automated system monitors the situation and, if necessary, opens fire. My ‘electronic sniper’ is very convenient; it can be controlled remotely or placed in an autonomous operation mode,” Salam was quoted as saying by Sputnik news Thursday.
Describing how his weapon works, Hamza said the platform “Cameras transmit a signal to a computer, which analyses the data received. Its main task is to track movement. The computer has several pre-set scenarios. If it notices odd behaviour in a given quadrant, it will open fire.”
It is not known whether system has any friend or foe system.
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