Electronic .50 cal Smart Bullet


The Defense Department has been busy testing what may be one of the greatest innovations for snipers to enter the market: .50-caliber bullets capable of changing direction after being fired. The program, developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is called Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance or EXACT and has now moved out of the speculative phase after successful tests. Sniper accuracy will likely never be the same again, but exactly how it all works is a closely guarded secret. The tests were successfully conducted in February and April of this year, and DARPA is set to hand over the program to the Defense Department shortly, in order to improve sniper accuracy in Afghanistan, which has presented challenge after challenge because of a dusty environment and highly variable wind speeds.

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