SCATT Aim-Tracking IR Training System
SCATT Company, based in Russia, produces an advanced marksmanship training aid that is now being used by many of the world’s top prone and position shooters. The SCATT system uses a gun-mounted infrared (IR) sensor that precisely tracks the movement of the rifle during the aiming process. This tracking data can then be displayed on a computer screen or special electronic targets. In development since 1991, the SCATT system was first employed by the Russian Federation shooting team. However, the SCATT technology was released commercially and is now being used by many other national teams including: USA, China, France, Germany, Japan, and Switzerland.
SCATT Training Systems employ an electronic optical sensor fixed to a gun’s barrel, frame, or the compressed air cylinder of an air gun. The shooter then aims at the electronic target. A trace of the point of aim can then be followed on a ‘real-time’ display screen. When the shooter pulls the gun’s trigger, the point of impact is then displayed on the screen. (This is dry-fire only — no projectiles are loaded). All results of training sessions can be recorded for later analysis. Russian research has shown that SCATT training is both effective and efficient. Using SCATT, beginning marksmen can acquire competitive skills two to three times more quickly than with conventional practice methods alone.
SCATT Shows How an Olympian Holds
The video below shows the aiming patterns of Olympic bronze medalist Miss Snježana Pej?i?, a 10m Air Rifle shooter. The SCATT system records the air rifle’s muzzle motions as green traces while Snježana dials in her aim. Her final shot positions (and scores) are recorded when the large circle appears.
This next photo shows how the full SCATT display, with single target and multi-shot impacts displayed. Scores are automatically logged by the SCATT system. When used with a lap-top, complete training sessions can be recorded for later analysis.
SCATT Company has dealers worldwide for its training systems, electronic tragets, and shooting accessories. To order SCATT systems in the USA, contact:
Center Shot Sports
14001C St. Germain Dr., #282
Centreville, VA 20121
Toll Free Orders: 1-866-CENTERX (1-866-236-8379)
Phone: (703) 266-1874
E-mail: info [at] centershot.com