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Default Pentagon Successfully Tests First Small-Caliber, Self-Guided Bullets

now this kind of hard to swallow. Yet I had heard or read that the Military was testing some bullets like this. Yet to hit it's target it has to follow some laser beam about this though.

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Pentagon Successfully Tests First Small-Caliber, Self-Guided Bullets [VIDEO]

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the first successful live-fire tests of the military’s first smart, self-guided bullets.

In a video released by DARPA Thursday, Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (EXACTO) .50-caliber bullets maneuvered independently mid-flight to accurately strike targets purposefully offset from where the firing sniper rifle was aimed.


VIDEO SHOULD BE HERE ..AND MIGHT BE IF YOU WAIT FOR ALL TO LOAD.

Wired reported in 2012 the first successful prototype test of the military’s first-ever guided small-caliber bullets, developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Lockheed Martin. Around 4-inches long, the bullets feature optical tips to detect laser beams shown on targets. Actuators inside the bullets then steer tiny fins on their surfaces, which guide them to targets based on information from the tip sensors.

The bullets can strike a target accurately while accommodating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors, according to DARPA. The prototype tests were able to successfully strike targets from more-than a mile, or 6,500 feet away.

“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,” the agency explains on its website. “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.”
Pentagon Successfully Tests First Small-Caliber, Self-Guided Bullets [VIDEO]


And when I went to this site no video even was there, sorry. Man we can come up with so many ways to kill. Yet why not come up with ways to make more peace in this ugly world?
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And when I went to this site no video even was there, sorry. Man we can come up with so many ways to kill. Yet why not come up with ways to make more peace in this ugly world?
Because peace, as Christianized Westerners think of it isn't all that widely held or highly desirable a concept. For a whole lot of folks in this world "peace" means that their enemies are dead or at least harshly subdued and crippled, that more powerful people ignore them and that they have shelter and enough to eat, even if theses things must be seized from strangers.
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And when I went to this site no video even was there, sorry. Man we can come up with so many ways to kill. Yet why not come up with ways to make more peace in this ugly world?
You click on the link with the blue letters. The video itself is underwhelming.

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Yet you will need to scroll down close to the bottom of Yahoo or do a search.

Since I might disappoint once again. And there is another news piece on this post. Plus much more that might be of interest to you guys.


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Let's test some of these on the Boko Harum types.
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