DARPA has conducted a new test of its self-steering bullets, showing off their ability to hit moving targets. The testing further demonstrates the effectiveness of the projectile, which was developed under the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, with both experienced and novice shooters successfully hitting their marks.
Naturally, this technology results in greater hit rates for both long and short distance shots, along with increased efficiency in ammunition usage. The video below shows how both experienced and inexperienced shooter can get bull’s-eye using the technology.
In the video, an expert shooter fires at a moving target, and the self-steering bullet corrects its course to hit the target. Then, an untrained person who has never used a sniper rifle before takes aim at the moving target and the bullet still finds its mark.
“True to DARPA’s mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target,” DARPA Program Manager Jerome Dunn said in a statement. “This live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that EXACTO is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges unachievable with traditional rounds.”