Got Night Predators?

Tracking Point has night medicine:

We’ve previously mentioned their .300 BLK firearm, but now there’s an even better deal out there. The NightEagle is a precision-guided firearm optimized, TrackingPoint says, for predator control. The video makes it clear that the predators they have in mind are the four-legged variety, but there’s no reason the system wouldn’t work on bipedal predators, too.

The specs are solid: 400-yard lock range, 10 mph max target velocity.

One of the interesting improvements is that instead of having a separate “tag” switch as you had on first-gen TrackingPoint, their new capability, which they’re calling RapidLok™ Target Acquisition and Fire Control, tags the target when you take up the slack.

As you pull the trigger the target is automatically acquired and tracked. When trigger pull completes, the target is instantly eliminated.  Total Time-To-Kill (TTK) is approximately 2.5 seconds. RapidLok™ Fire Control is image stabilized enabling dynamic off-hand shots and shots on the run.

Think about those capabilities. Potential game-changers. The rifle of 2026 will do stuff the rifle of today can’t, qualitatively; in a way, today’s rifle is a lot closer to the rifle of 1966 than it is to the one of a decade ahead.

Note that the NV capability here depends on the electronic optics and an infrared illuminator or floodlight. While the resolution is similar to a more modern system, essentially what you have is computer enhanced 1st Generation Active Infrared. Per TrackingPoint:

NightEagle™ incorporates an infrared sensitive CMOS sensor that detects light not visible to the human eye.  Depending on the strength of the IR illuminator, targets can be engaged and tracked out to 300 yards at night.

That means it’s not a good choice for engagement with a human enemy who is night-vision capable. Searchlights work both ways, you know?

The system is also compatible with TrackingPoint’s ShotGlass remote control technology, and can stream video (annotated video, if the shooter feels like talking) to the rear. Given that the premier use of scout/snipers is for intelligence gathering, this is technology with real potential. (For military use it will need reduced signature, frequency agility or something like that, and encryption).

As they did with their .300 BLK system, TrackingPoint has offered a discount — nearly $2,500 — on the first one hundred 5.56mm Night Eagles.  Here’s the deal:

In case you missed our previous email, the NightEagle is being sold at the exclusive offer price of $7995* for the first 100 purchases. There are still a few systems available, but we would encourage you to make a call today to place an order and secure your system at this incredible offer price. Financing is also available for the NightEagle with payments as low as $182/month** for up to 48 months.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing more exciting news and products with you as the year continues!

To place an order and lock in your NightEagle, please call (512) 354-2114

*MSRP $10,490
*To apply for financing on this product, please visit tracking-point.com/financing

The NightEagle page can hook you up with one. Tell ’em WeaponsMan sent ya.

One exit thought: this is the stuff being discussed in open source and sold to the public.

6 thoughts on “Got Night Predators?

  1. Tom Stone

    “This is what’s open source and available to the public”.
    I wonder what will be coming to my local PD through the 1033 program in a decade?

  2. Keith

    What ever it is it will be in preparation for when the SJW’s decree that LEO’s must seize all registered firearms. It’s the first thing all dictatorships; whether from the left, center or right, have done through out modern history.

    1. Tom Stone

      Keith, that’s why I will vote for Trump over HRC ( Throws up a little) if it comes to that.
      Cthulthu decided not to run in fear of being exposed as the lesser evil.

      1. Haxo Angmark

        Trump’s pet Senator is Chuck Schumer. Nothing Trump says on any issue is credible; he’s simply riding a wave. Mrs. Clinton will be Prez, and that’s good: because we are deep in worse-is-better territory. Think Spain, 1936. She’ll get us there fast

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