Precision Remotes TRAP T192 Remote Sniper Kit

T192

Precision Remotes is offering a solar-powered, remote-controlled sniping kit for both ambush and counter-sniper applications.  The man-portable unit weighs 46 pounds (with weapon) and is contained in a backpack.

A soldier can set up the T192 and control it from up to 300 meters away.  This allows the soldier to remain in a position of relative safety while engaging the enemy.  A variety of weapons can be used with this unit including the M82, M240 and M249.

T192 backpack

The unit has the ability to pick up and eliminate enemy snipers using a “slew-to-cue” detection technology. The system is run on flexible solar panels or on battery.


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An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Anonymoose

    Reminds me of this thing from Ghost in the Shell…

    • Ben

      Or the remote control rifle in Shooter.

    • Hanger

      Or “Breaking Bad” series finale :)

    • Clint Notestine

      or the Jackal

      • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

        That was impressive even if it was a hollywood deal

    • Graham 1

      Hahaha, That was literally the first thing I thought of

    • dan citizen

      I came here to say the same thing, but I wouldn’t have found the cool picture you did :)

  • bbmg

    Nice update of an established system, I wonder if Precision Remotes are riding a new wave of interest in their products following the final episode of “Breaking Bad” :)

    The static nature of the system does seem to limit its usefulness though. Once its position is pinpointed, a single well placed bullet is enough to disable it. This is particularly critical since the system relies on an operator’s vigilance, unlike Samsung’s SGR-A1 for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5YftEAbmMQ

    Certainly it would be impressive if it could consistently outshoot a human sniper, PR will only say that it is ” firing to the theoretical accuracy of the weapon” on their site – but then again, precision shooting is only one facet of a sniper’s job, which includes the ability to change location to avoid being spotted.

    Any record of combat usage of such systems? I recall the IDF used them on cranes during the siege of the Church of the Nativity in 2002 but that’s about it.

    • Joe Schmoe

      The problem with such systems is that you are still leaving a weapon in the field unattended, and usually in an area that you can’t extract it once fired.

      As for the Crane-Gun story, the only source I have found for it is “David Irving”, the well known anti-semite and holocaust denier who wasn’t even there. During my time in the IDF, I never heard of any such system used. More than likely they saw elevated vehicle based camera platforms, and along with gun shots in the area, assumed that they were weapon systems as well.

      http://www.army-guide.com/eng/images/rov1250005640.jpg
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Racoon001.jpg

      The IDF just built pillboxes along the border and put remote controlled weapon stations on them (that already scored a few kills) as a solution to “leaving weapons in the field” dilemma:

      • bbmg

        I remember reading about it here: http://www.isayeret.com

        Can’t find the original source as the website is now locked for members.

        Found some data mirrored here: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/osint/conversations/topics/44504

        No actual pictures but the captions are telling:

        “The following photos show an Israeli TRAP T2 system fitted with a KAC SR25 SWS, and were taken during the siege on the Church of Nativity, Beit Lehem, April-May 2002. The T2 system was fitted on a crane in order to take out terrorists inside the church, as well as to gather real time intelligence.

        During the siege – from left to right – an operator removing a SR25 SWS installed on the system, reloading the SR25 SWS, the T2 with SR25 ready for action, and the crane that was used to mount the system at its top. The Church of Nativity is clearly seen in the background in the last photo.

        The photos above were taken with the Israeli TRAP system in the Church of Nativity, May 2002. The first two photos from left were taken with the TRAP X9 sniper scope video camera fitted on the weapon, note the crosshairs. The other three photos were taken with the TRAP wide lens video camera fitted on the right side of the TRAP platform.

        After the siege – an operator is seen removing the SR25 from the T2. Note that the weapon is fitted with its original 20 rounds magazine. This means that the weapon had be lowered after each 20 rounds and have its magazine replaced. The remote controlled trigger adapter is also seen fitted on the trigger.”

        • Joe Schmoe

          Interesting.

          I’ll try and get access to Isayeret and check out the source + photos.

    • 11b

      This would be good in a static defense on a COP or something, but that’s about it. Like Joe Schmoe said, you’re leaving a weapon unattended which is a big no-go. Also, the weapon cant be maneuvered like it could if it were manned. Still pretty cool, and I’d love to use one ;)

  • Lance

    Last thing we need is computers to replace all men in combat. Or forcing men to have tones of fragile computers on or in him for this. Im a purist prefer to keep small arms weapons in human control.

    • bbmg

      This one is in human control, it’s just a motorized mount that can be controlled by an operator several hundred meters away.

      Computers are fallible but look around you, so are people.

    • Joe Schmoe

      Said by one who has obviously never been in combat.

      If it was up to me, I would have our entire army remote controlled from another continent.

  • Clint Notestine

    Sems like it has the possibility to hop around unless using sand bags… hell the remote guns the israelis use bounce all over the place.

  • Frosty_The_White_Man

    Seems like this would work best in urban scenarios with cheap, stamped firearms. Set one up behind a door and wait for enemies to come knocking.

  • dan citizen

    DIY versions are showing up in syria

  • mechamaster

    So, this is called ‘solar-powered small arms smart- autoturret’ in technical description.

  • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

    Hard to beat the sentry guns from ‘Aliens':