Experienced Sniper and Novice Strike a Moving Target with a Guided Bullet.
Once upon a time, hitting a moving target took practice and luck. Remember lining up your shot, guesstimating the speed and direction, holding your breath and saying a prayer as you squeezed the trigger? Not anymore…
DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, which developed a self-steering bullet to increase hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots, completed in February its most successful round of live-fire tests to date. An experienced shooter using the technology demonstration system repeatedly hit moving and evading targets. Additionally, a novice shooter using the system for the first time hit a moving target.
This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are moving and accelerating. EXACTO’s specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that can impede successful hits.
I remember a movie that showed something similar…
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