Military Applications

Military Applications

The US military, as well as the military forces of NATO allies represent primary targets for the shot counter. Implementing Shot Counter technology in the military will result in cost savings and improvements in performance and safety.

The data provided by the shot counter makes it possible to switch to "maintenance by usage": the armorer in charge of gun maintenance will collect data by connecting a handheld PC with the shot counter. Summary data is immediately displayed on the PDA, and the complete data set can be transferred to a database or spreadsheet on a PC by simply synchronizing the handheld.

Military ApplicationsRather then using set intervals for exchanging the guns' barrels, the armorer can now use decision criteria based on data that is unique and specific to each individual barrel that is being monitored. For instance, thresholds can be set on the number of shots, the latest rpm rate, or a combination of these parameters. The data will easily be imported into the standard platform used in the military - Microsoft Excel - for further data evaluation. Thus, the armorer can not only gain an overview of the status of all weapons deployed with the shot counter, but the software can also easily flag a particular gun's barrel for replacement or other maintenance interventions by the armorer.