The RAZAR Riflescope Brings Easy Zoom Functionality to the War Zone

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 23, 2014
References: share.sandia.gov & gizmag
The RAZAR or Rapid Adaptive Zoom for Assault Rifles riflescope is a revolutionary contraption that allows soldiers to switch between high zoom and low zoom at the push of a button, making it easier for them to concentrate on their targets rather than be distracted by having to adjust their scopes. Regular riflescopes require soldiers to look away form their targets or take their hands off the trigger to change magnification, something that can prove costly .

The RAZAR riflescope uses adaptive zoom technology wherein the magnification is changed by moving optical components along the scope's axis. It also features a special 'zero-power hold' features that, unlike regular camera-based zooms, maintains focus even if the power is switched off. This means a soldier can continue to use the scope even if its battery dies.