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The Precision Remotes Inc. (PRI) Telepresent Rapid Aiming Platform (TRAP) is a series of man portable stabilization platforms, which can mount a variety of SWS, assault rifles, surveillance lenses, sensors and non-lethal weapons. The system is in limited usage with armed forces and LE tactical teams worldwide, including with the IDF.

The TRAP primary objective is to keep the sniper and his spotter out of the line of fire, while maintaining aim on the target. Once the TRAP is placed in the line of fire, the operator can pull back to a safe location, and can remotely view the image feeds from the rifle scope and the overview spotter camera, and if necessary, remotely fire the system.

The trap is man portable, easy to transport and quick to deploy so it is ideal for rapid deployment forces. Once in the field and set for operation, the TRAP is activated by the operator via a control unit. By shifting the aim, the operator can scan the area either via a wide lens surveillance camera or a X9 weapon scope camera.

TRAP X9 scope camera on target.

PRI offers various TRAP systems, the most common one is the T2 model, which was PRI first system and was designed to mount small arms (up to 7.62 caliber), surveillance lenses, sensors, and non-lethal.

T2 fitted with a SR25. The TRAP wide lens camera is seen on the right side of the platform, while the X9 weapon scope camera is seen on top of the weapon.

The TRAP can be particularly effective for domestic SWAT situations, which are typically contained to a specific area. However, it less suited for military SF situations, which are often fluid in nature and require snipers to frequently change their positions.


  • Maintains soldier performance under long period of time, allows operators to seek optimal cover, provides superior command oversight and around the clock operation without the need for constant shifts changes.

  • Due to its compact size and shape, which is smaller and different than that of a men, the TRAP can be easily camouflaged and concealed, while maintaining a small target signature for opposing fire.

  • As both the sniper and spotter are out of the line of fire, the operators' need to use deadly force is reduced, and the ability to resolve situations with effective negotiation is enhanced. So the system can help save not only officers' lives but also that of hostages of suspects.

  • Can be deployed over loan durations in extreme environments, such as desert and cold weather, or operations in which there is a threat of Nuclear, Biological or Chemical contamination.


The operator controls the direction of the remote platform using a joystick on a small hand controller, and can see the view through the gun scope and / overview camera on a video monitor or via the viewfinder (which is mounted on the hand controller).

TRAP hand held controller.

Vehicle mounted TRAP interface control unit. This system is connected to a modified joystick and screen as seen in the photo below.

Controlling the system. The interface control unit is seen on top of the TV screen.


  • Weight - 21.8kg.

  • Can be carried in a backpack.

  • Wireless radio control up to 1000m.

  • Adaptable to automatic correction of range or windage.

  • Side to side and up and down tracking.

  • Suitable for day and night time work.

  • Cost - 45,000$-50,000$ per unit.

  • Accuracy - 1/3 MOA.

  • 1 second per shot

  • Two video cameras - a wide-angle camera and a X9 weapon scope camera.

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