The U.S. military has developed a self-steering bullet that can change direction midair to hit a moving target, and now you can see it in action.
The Department of Defense’s research agency, DARPA, released footage on Monday showing the bullet, after completing a prototype in February, as part of DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program. Footage posted to DARPA’s official YouTube channel shows live-fire tests by an expert sniper and a first-time sniper. In both cases, the bullet course corrects in midair, speeding toward a target even if it’s not centered in the crosshairs. An optical guidance system enables the bullet to compensate for weather, wind and other factors that might push it off course.
DARPA hailed the results as the “most successful” live-fire test of the technology to date.