Guided bullets have been talked about for years – heat-seeking and pheromone-seeking rounds have been a staple of science fiction for almost as long. According to DARPA’s EXACTO (Extreme Accuracty Tasked Ordnance) Program, they’re closer to being able to field something in that vein.
Check out the EXACTO video of tests (rounds were .50) conducted last April.
That’s great news for anyone old enough to remember this – whether it will have much practical impact on a large scale out on the battlefield remains to be seen (though we can definitely think of some times when this would be of great “surgical” benefit).
Hat tip to (and more details at) Military.com’s Kit Up!