DOD Seeks Bullet that Changes Directions After Firing

Posted December 15, 2014 at 9:57am

Stars and Stripes reports that “new .50-caliber bullets that can change direction after they have been fired could make soon make U.S. military snipers more deadly.”  

“The EXACTO program — or Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance — is being developed by California’s Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC at the behest of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, according to a DARPA video posted on Youtube.”  

“’The objective of the EXACTO program is to revolutionize rifle accuracy and range by developing the first ever guided small-caliber bullet,” DARPA officials said in a July statement accompanying the video. ‘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.’”