Military Discovers Silver Bullet in the War on Terror: U.S. Department of Defense Tests Smart Bullet that Steers in Mid-Air

The U.S. Army will soon have the best snipers in the world thanks to new cutting-edge technology developed on home soil.

The Department of Defense is now testing a bullet that can change direction mid-air, which will take the business of shooting enemies to a whole new level.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is funded by the Department of Defense, has invented EXACTO.

EXACTO will tremendously enhance a shooter’s range during combat or hostage taking situations.EXACTO will tremendously enhance a shooter’s range during combat or hostage taking situations.

EXACTO stands for Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance. The new bullet - a real bull’s-eye if you will - will tremendously enhance a shooter’s range during combat or hostage taking situations.

EXACTO is a bullet equipped with a sensor system that works in concert with a highly sophisticated laser. All a shooter needs to do is light up their target, aim, and fire away.

In the event the target moves in any direction, or if the wind changes, or even if there is the slightest change in weather, the bullet will steer as needed and will still hit its target bang-on.

To date, the longest shot ever fired by a sniper was recorded at 1.54 miles (2.4km) by a British soldier who killed two members of the Taliban in 2009 (Nov.). It takes three seconds for a straight bullet to hit its target at this distance.

A sniper using EXACTO however means that the .50 caliber bullet will travel much faster with more accurate precision – always hitting the enemy.

The timing of EXACTO couldn’t be better. The new “silver bullet” will better help the U.S. military in the “War on Terror” campaign, and home security emergencies that require the aid of snipers.

According to DARPA’s website, “military snipers acquiring moving targets in unfavorable conditions, such as high winds and dusty terrain commonly found in Afghanistan, is extremely challenging with current technology.”

The timing of EXACTO couldn’t be better. The new “silver bullet” will better help the U.S. military in the “War on Terror” and home security emergencies that require the aid of snipers.The timing of EXACTO couldn’t be better. The new “silver bullet” will better help the U.S. military in the “War on Terror” and home security emergencies that require the aid of snipers.

“It is critical that snipers be able to engage targets faster, and with better accuracy, since any shot that doesn’t hit a target also risks the safety of troops by indicating their presence and potentially exposing their location,” states the website.

“The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) system seeks to improve sniper effectiveness and enhance troop safety by allowing greater shooter standoff range and reduction in target engagement timelines,” explains the agency.  “The objective of the EXACTO program is to revolutionize rifle accuracy and range by developing the first ever guided small-caliber bullet. 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.”

DARPA adds, “The system combines a maneuverable bullet and a real-time guidance system to track and deliver the projectile to the target, allowing the bullet to change path during flight to compensate for any unexpected factors that may drive it off course.”