In an astounding technological development, the Pentagon has recently announced the successful testing of the world’s first ever, small caliber, self-guided bullets. DARPA released a video Thursday in which they were able to demonstrate the ability to control rounds mid-air with new technology.
The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance – adequately dubbed EXACTO – .50-caliber bullets were recorded and recently released for public astonishment. According to the creators, the bullets have allowed a way in which firearm operators can sufficiently hit their targets, “while accommodating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors,” according to The Daily Caller.
According to DARPA, as described on their website:
“For military snipers, acquiring moving targets in unfavorable conditions, such as high winds and dusty terrain commonly found in Afghanistan, is extremely challenging with current technology. It is critical that snipers be able to engage targets faster, and with better accuracy, since any shot that doesn’t hit a target also risks the safety of troops by indicating their presence and potentially exposing their location. The EXACTO .50-caliber round and optical sighting technology expects to greatly extend the day and nighttime range over current state-of-the-art sniper systems.”
Take a peek at the video above and let us know what you think of this badass tech in the comments below.