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Self Guided smart bullets, corrects and hits anytime, anywhere.

Say goodbye to excelency in good markmanship skills.

Say goodbye to excelency in good markmanship skills.

DARPA, which is the research arm dedicated to creating breakthrough technology for the Pentagon, has shared video of a successful test of self-guided smart bullets.

The Pentagon´s DARPA conducted a test on April 21 with Teledyne Scientific & Imaging.

Video posted earlier this month shows a round with a ballistic path far from its intended target. As the round makes its way along the errant trajectory it suddenly curves, corrects itself and hits the intended target.

Already in 2012, DARPA had a promising prototype for its Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (EXACTO) .50-caliber bullets, but  DARPA now has perfected the technology.

“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,” DARPA´s website posted.