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Military’s New Smart Bullet Can Now Hit Moving Target

DARPA says the round will ‘revolutionize rifle accuracy and range’

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced this week that their new smart bullet is capable of changing its flight path in mid air to hit a moving target, Military.com reports.

Called the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, DARPA engineers plan to “revolutionize rifle accuracy and range by developing the first ever guided small-caliber bullet.” DARPA officials said they want the 50-caliber round and optical sighting technology to “extend the day and nighttime range over current state-of-the-art sniper systems.”

The program has entered Phase II of development, which includes “design, integration and demonstration of aero-actuation controls, power sources, optical guidance systems, and sensors,” according to DARPA.

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