Pentagon Wants 50-Caliber Guided Bullets

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Pentagon Wants 50-Caliber Guided Bullets

By Sharon Weinberger November 27, 2007


DARPA, the Pentagon's research and development arm, wants to make U.S. military snipers more deadly. They've looked at next-generation sniper scopes, and now they're thinking about guided bullets that will be incredibly accurate over long distances.
The EXACTO Program is an exploratory development program with the overall objective to develop a 50-caliber bullet capable of high accuracy at long distances against moving targets. The EXACTO system will address the fundamental limitation of accuracy, i.e. the uncontrolled variability in the environment and the round.
There's been talk of laser-guided bullets, and one company has patented the idea of a radar-directed bullets. The Exacto project, however, focuses on developing a guidance system that will allow the bullet to travel accurately to its target regardless of the surrounding environment. In other words, it would be the ultimate sniper round.
 

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Not one comment about the woman in the photo? You all fail. Everyone that viewed this thread? Fail.
 
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Not one comment about the woman in the photo? You all fail. Everyone that viewed this thread? Fail.
She's fucking hot!!:D

There was a movie in the 80's called Runaway. Starred Tom Sellick and Gene Simmons that had guided bullets.............Gene made a good badguy.
 
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If they told you how they really felt they would say make her hair shorter and give her a beard.
 

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I'll sit up and take notice when a bullet can round a corner or stop, hover and stike the target over the head with a huge mallet that has been secreted in the round.

Kind of like the bullets this guy fired...
 

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