You read that right: here's the first-ever guided .50-caliber bullets.
DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has unveiled the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) system, which actually helps guide bullets and ultimately improve things like sniper effectiveness.
Watch their first successful live-fire tests in this video uploaded by DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency onto YouTube.
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If DARPA and TrackingPoint keep this up, we'll be hunting with our eyes closed in the next 10 years.
In all seriousness, the EXACTO 50- caliber round and optical sighting technology will likely extend the day and nighttime range over current sniper systems, and go a long way towards maximizing human effectiveness while capitalizing on the capabilities of modern technology.
What do you think, could this military technology eventually crossover into the mainstream, including hunting?