— Stephen Wilson (@GR8_2B_alive) April 28, 2015
What if there were a bullet that never missed its target?
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) within the U.S. Department of Defense, formed in 1958, is on the verge of doing just that. The agency is responsible for developing the military’s emerging technologies, so innovation is always key.
This week, DARPA announced a breakthrough in its Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (EXACTO) program, which is close to completing a prototype for the first self-steering bullet. Tests have shown that both marksmen and novice shooters alike have been able to hit moving targets as the bullet adjusts its own trajectory, demonstrated in the fascinating video below.
“True to DARPA’s mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target,” said Jerome Dunn, DARPA program manager.
According to Dunn, this step could be the future in “smart” ballistics with small and large weapons alike.
What do you think of this step in weapons technology?
— StergioG (@StergioG) April 29, 2015
The U.S. DoD has unveiled the first “smart” bullet that changes trajectory to hit moving targets…