Great news for American snipers came in February of this year when the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) successfully tested a course-correcting rifle round. The Defense Department research agency on Monday released video of the test, which shows a .50-caliber rifle round deviating from its predicted path in order to hit a moving target.
The round, called the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance, or EXACTO, is designed to be employed in combat operations in rural battlefields. The round’s capabilities are not likely to affect snipers, however. But the Defense Department wants the round in cases where hitting a moving target would be more difficult.