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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.
According to Gizmodo, “The technology, whatever it may be, promises to compensate for wind, dust, and other factors, increasing a sniper’s accuracy and range and reducing the risk that a missed shot could give away the sniper’s location.”