Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Awesome: New Bullet That Can Change Direction Developed For Military

Afghanistan’s climate can be a tough place for members of the military to work. And for snipers in particular, the wind and dusty terrain can make their job all the more challenging—but maybe not for long.

California’s Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC has developed a technology that allows .50 caliber bullets to change direction after they’ve been fired. The EXACTO program, or Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, was developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

“The objective of the EXACTO program is to revolutionize rifle accuracy and range by developing the first ever guided small-caliber bullet,” DARPA officials said in a statement this summer accompanying a YouTube video. “The EXACTO .50-caliber round and optical sighting technology expects to greatly extend the day and nighttime range over current state-of-the-art sniper systems.”

More @ Townhall


  1. As long as "state of the Art" sniper systems do not include totally private sector developed stuff like Tracking Point systems. The Tracking Point system was developed without a single dime of taxpayer R&D and achieved first round hits at extended range. Meanwhile, the US Military is dumping millions into an even higher tech complicated solution that gets about the same results. "Not invented here" is alive and well.

  2. Laziness if you ask me. Instead of dumping the millions into that, dump it into Cheytac .408's. Those don't run on batteries....

    1. Maybe Santa will give me one for Christmas, 'cause I sure ain't got the bucks. :)