Pretty amazing stuff.
Here’s footage, released earlier this month, from the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency showing off it’s EXACTO system, which fires self-guided .50 caliber rounds.
As DARPA explained on its website, “The objective of the EXACTO program is to revolutionize rifle accuracy and range by developing the first ever guided small-caliber bullet. 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.”
“The system combines a maneuverable bullet and a real-time guidance system to track and deliver the projectile to the target, allowing the bullet to change path during flight to compensate for any unexpected factors that may drive it off course,” it continues.
EXACTO has finished Phase II of its development, and now heads to the next phase where it will undergo “system-level live-fire test and technology refinement to enhance and improve performance.”