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12 Jul, 2014

US defence agency develops world’s first self-guiding bullet – The Independent

A US military agency has conducted its first successful tests of guided bullets which can track a target regardless of external factors or even where the sniper rifle is aimed.

The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an arm of the Department of Defence, is developing a smart .50-calibre bullet which can not only compensate for weather fluctuations, but can also hit a moving target, rather like a guided missile.

The agency, which researches new technologies for use by the US military, announced its fruitful trials with a YouTube video demonstrating the in-flight guidance of the bullets.

Read the rest: Even the best sniper just got better: US defence agency successfully trials world’s first self-guiding bullet – Gadgets and Tech – Life and Style – The Independent.