Trying to hit a moving, accelerating, and evasive target at long range? No problem, America’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has you covered. That’s right…a project named Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) now allows the military to hit targets that move and evade with high accuracy. The video below shows an experienced marksman using the remarkable technology along with a novice shooter completing the same task.
The EXACTO program is understandably secretive about the technology but we know that they have stuffed a “real-time optical guidance system” into a .50 caliber size round. The system accounts for the rough terrain, environments (weather, wind, etc), and other factors soldiers are exposed to that can hinder successful hits. Future work can now be done on other caliber rounds and other applications.
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