This Bullet Just Designed for the U.S. Military, Really Should Have ISIS Terrorists Quaking in Their Boots [Video]
So very, very cool. Imagine a sniper being able to thwart weather and distance/gravity challenges by being able to adjust the course of a bullet. The bad guys should be very, very worried and that makes me happy. Hopefully, technology like this will never be used against Americans or fall into enemy hands – although with Obama at the helm, that’s something to be deeply concerned about. Still, the technology of a maneuverable bullet is ingenious. Sniping is still a trained art form, but this enhancement definitely will give an edge to any sniper.
A bullet that has the ability to change directions. It may have once seemed like an idea out of a sci-fi movie, but it has now become a reality – thanks to the U.S military.
According to the Daily Mail, the U.S. military recently tested the first bullet that can successfully change directions in mid-air with a .50 caliber sniper round. This opens the door for snipers to take – and hit – nearly impossible shots.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) commented on the mind-bending bullet.
“For military snipers, acquiring moving targets in unfavourable conditions, such as high winds and dusty terrain commonly found in Afghanistan, is extremely challenging with current technology.”
A bullet that has the capability such as this one will enable snipers to engage targets faster, with better accuracy and bring new levels of safety to snipers. A missed shot can leave a sniper’s whereabouts compromised and with this bullet they have a much larger range in which they’re able to hit their targets, according to Darpa.
“The Exacto .50-caliber round and optical sighting technology expects to greatly extend the day and night time range over current state-of-the-art sniper systems,” said the agency.
Although, the question is raised what makes this even possible. According to the Darpa agency:
The system combines a manoeuverable 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.”
“Technology development in Phase II included the design, integration and demonstration of aero-actuation controls, power sources, optical guidance systems, and sensors.”
“The program’s next phase includes a system-level live-fire test and technology refinement to enhance and improve performance.”
Snipers can never plan when they are going to have the opportunity for an open shot, and this bullet opens up possibilities for where and when they can shoot.>
It seems like a concept directly out of the movie, Wanted, but is being brought to real life by the Pentagon and Darpa. The first test was successful and this paves the way for what were previously considered impossible shots for snipers. One small correction here to the source post… 1.54 miles = 2.48 km. The only thing missing is bacon grease which is an upgrade I guess for ISIS and the Caliphate. Beheading is used as a terror tactic – programmable bullets will throw some of that terror right back at ISIS.
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