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DARPA Develops Terrifyingly Accurate Self-Steering Bullets

Posted on the 29 April 2015 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed an advanced bullet that has the ability guide itself to hit moving targets.


Dubbed Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, the self-steering bullets have been designed to “increase hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots.” DARPA has successfully completed its first live-fire tests in February, which has even allowed a novice shooter to hit a moving target in first use.

“EXACTO’s specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that can impede successful hits.”

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While the advancement of the technology is admirable, I can’t help but to wonder what amateur terrorists would be capable of with these bullets on their hands.

Check out the video to see the live-fire tests.

[ Via: Time / Source: DARPA / Photo: Rudy Lara ]
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