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You read that right, soon anyone can be an expert shot, thanks to this new bullet. DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) is basically a .50 caliber bullet that is capable of changing course in mid-air to stay locked on target. Technology development in Phase II included the design, integration and demonstration of aero-actuation controls, power sources, optical guidance systems, and sensors. Continue reading for a video.

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AVX has just unveiled a futuristic super helicopter that's set to win a $100-billion contract from the Pentagon. Unlike its predecessors, it uses two rotors to create lift, while fans propel it forward to reach 270mph. That's not all, the superchopper also has retractable landing gear and the attack variant carries all armaments stored inside until needed which provides a 'clean' aerodynamic design. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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US Navy captain Mark D. Anderson and historian Jean Muller stumbled upon something unexpected when trying to recover artifacts from The Battle of the Bulge in a Luxembourg mountainside. Their metal detector lead them to foxhole that was dug during the battle, and inside, it contained the belongings of an American soldier, Technician Fifth Grade Louis J. Archambeau. There was one item that stood out, a camera with an undeveloped roll of film in it. Continue reading to see the images they found.

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Anyone who is or currently in the military should know lots about urban warfare, or combat conducted in urban areas such as towns and cities, which is very different from combat in the open at both the operational and tactical level. Training is conducted on secret islands, such as San Clemente Island (above) in California. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.

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Snipers equipped with this Android-powered gadget can get a perfect shot without even looking at their target, provided they're using a smart rifle. Both of these were created by Texas-based TrackingPoint, and according to Venture Beat, improves "upon the firing experience by incorporating a wearable gadget that runs the startup's Shotview app." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Since the appearance of the B-2 Spirit flying wing stealth bomber in the 1990s, its similarities in role and shape to the Ho 229 has led many to retrospectively describe the Ho 229 as "the first stealth bomber". A static reproduction of the only surviving Ho 229 prototype, the Ho 229 V3, in American hands since the end of World War II was later tested by the U.S. military who found the basic shape, paint and laminating adhesive composition of the mockup copy would provide for 37% reduction in detection range against the Chain Home radar of the 1940s. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very intelligent dog who frees itself and friends from cages.

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The Sarcos/Raytheon XOS Exoskeleton suit you see above allows soldiers to lift 90 kg (200 lb) with little or no effort. The updated XOS 2 model features more fluid movement, increase in power output and decrease in power consumption. We've rounded up five more cool military technologies you won't believe exist now. Continue reading to see them all.

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Spider-Man fans rejoice! The US military has developed special gloves coated with a specialized cloth called 'Geckskin'that would let soldiers scale vertical walls. These gloves are coated with a reversible adhesive elastomer that cling to surfaces the same way that the gecko's feet do. Continue reading for one more picture and additional information.

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The Tsar Bomba is the nickname for the AN602 hydrogen bomb, the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. The artificial explosion on October 30, 1961 remains the most powerful in human history. It was developed by the Soviet Union and had the yield of 50 to 58 megatons of TNT (210 to 240 PJ). Only one bomb of this type was ever officially built and it was tested in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, at Sukhoy Nos. Continue reading for more.

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From the outside, it looks like any other old shed, but when you step foot inside, you'll see that it contains a set of stairs leading down to a creepy place to say the least. It's actually a cold war-era bunker discovered by Reddit user Sniper98g. He made the discovery of this "phone booth-sized metal shack in a disused corner of a military base" and decided to take a series of photos to show the world in case he was never found again. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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