Self-Guided Bullets, Now a Reality!

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Remember the movie Wanted starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy? Remember how they used to bend bullets and make them change its path? In 2008, when the movie released, it was pure fiction, but today its reality! The United States Department of Defence has successfully tested a bullet that can change its path in mid-air after being fired.

The weapon developing company released the testing video of the bullet. The recording shows the bullet being fired twice, deliberately away from the direction of the target. The second time it changes its route and moves ahead towards the goal, penetrating it.

Titled Exacto (Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance), the weapon is developed by Teledyne Technologies. The firm is now making bullets for the agency of the United States Department of Defense, DARPA.

However, the company is tight-lipped about how the weapon works, but it is likely to have fins that help redirect its path. When a sniper flashes a laser at the goal, the bullet follows the mark in the air.

Meanwhile, this innovation has diminished the dependability of the defence section on snipers as these bullets do not need professionals. It would be interesting to see  their range once they are fully developed.

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