Watch DARPA's Maneuverable Sniper Bullet Hit Its Target
The small-caliber bullet hits its target no matter what by changing path mid-flight.
Back in 2014, DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program performed the first successful live-fire tests showing in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. Weather, wind, target movement, and other variables that may obstruct effective aim are compensated for by the specifically designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system, which helps direct bullets to their targets.
In this video, the YouTube channel Dark Footage explains and demonstrates how the small-caliber guided bullet was developed and how accurate it is. As explained in the description box, this system combines a movable bullet with a guidance framework that can alter the bullet’s path after it has been fired. This guarantees the bullet reaches its target no matter what. Yes, this means both experienced and inexperienced shooters can hit a moving target using the technology.
It's both remarkable and terrifying: It sounds like the stuff you would read in the '60s, straight out of science fiction books. If you want to see the bullets in action, make sure you watch the video embedded above.