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Watch a DoD-engineered bullet curve to hit a moving target

Christophe Haubursin is a senior producer for the Vox video team. Since joining the team in 2016, he has produced for Vox’s YouTube channel and Emmy-nominated shows Glad You Asked and Explained.

The Department of Defense has performed its most successful trial test of a bullet that can steer itself in midair toward a moving target.

Here it is in action.

In the video, you can see how the weapon allows a first-time shooter to hit a distant moving target just as easily as an experienced shooter.

The project, called the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), was created by the government's military research agency, DARPA.

DARPA says that the weapon can be used to help sniper effectiveness in unfavorable conditions like high winds and dusty terrain.

But several more phases of testing is still required to improve the bullet's performance before it can be used on the battlefield.

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