CornerShot is a
special purpose weapon, designed specifically for "round the
corner" fire engagements. The weapon is composed of a forward
swiveled pistol mount, attached to a specially designed gun frame.
The frame has a video display that can be flipped into viewing
position, while the pistol and the camera attached and adjusted to
its line of fire are exposed around the corner.
This weapon was
designed for SWAT and Special Forces operations, where missions
frequently require entering into a space occupied by armed
hostiles. This weapon can safely eliminate such hostiles by
accurate fire, without exposing the assault team to enemy fire.
According to CornerShot, the company also designed a version of
the weapon that can fit an automatic assault weapon such as an
M-16 but this version was not displayed yet.
derivative of the system is also developed for anti-tank weapons.
A first impression of such design was on display by Dynamit Nobel
at Eurosatory 2004. The system enables target acquisition and
firing the Panzerfaust anti-tank
rocket system, behind obstacles, where the weapon is aimed at
the target exposed, while the operator controls it around a corner
or protected by a wall or other barrier. In 2006, Cornershot
launched an assault rifle version
of the weapon.