The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom reports on a new .50 caliber sniper round being tested by the U.S. military. The state-of-the-art bullet which can change course mid-air is nearing it’s final testing stages and is being touted as able to make snipers invincible.
With this type of control over a bullet, a sniper could potentially make a successful shot from an otherwise unheard of direction and territory.
To promote this new bullet, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) released a video of field tests featuring the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (Exacto).
According to DARPA, snipers could not change direction of their bullet if their target moves after the shot is taken.
“The system combines a maneuverable bullet and a real-time guidance system to track and deliver the projectile to the target, allowing the bullet to change path during flight to compensate for any unexpected factors that may drive it off course,” Darpa said.
“The program’s next phase includes a system-level live-fire test and technology refinement to enhance and improve performance,” it said.
h/t IJ Review