DARPA’s Smart .50 Caliber Bullet That Can Change Direction Mid-Air

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Just when you thought the American Military Industrial Complex couldn’t be any more terrifying than it already is, may we humbly present a bullet that can change direction mid-air.

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The innocuously sounding Exacto is the joint munition produced by American industrial company Teledyne Technologies for DARPA.

The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance round is capable of changing trajectory after being fired from a sniper rifle once a shooter marks a target with a laser.

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The round is then able to compensate for wind, weather, and, yes, even if a target moves.This demo is just the first of many phases of the program. Additionally, a novice shooter using the system for the first time hit a moving target.

The exact science behind how the bullet works is being kept secret but we do know that it’s largely in part to the tiny guidance fins attached to every round; essentially turning every bullet into a miniature missile.

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