DARPA has bullets that change direction mid-flight

By on July 12, 2014, 9:30 AM
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DARPA - the United States's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - is known for its crazy, innovative and futuristic millitary-related inventions, and this latest demonstration could be the coolest yet.

They've developed a high-tech gun system as part of the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinace (EXACTO) program, which gives the shooter control of where the .50-caliber bullets hit through in-flight guidance. The video below shows where the gun is aimed at, and where the bullet ends up flying after some twisting and weaving.

The EXACTO system is a combination of special ammunition and a real-time optical guidance system, designed to compensate for wind, weather and target movement. For snipers, this reduces the chance of an unsuccessful hit in tricky conditions, especially when far away.

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