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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sandia's self-guided bullet: U.S. Army’s new self-steering bullet comes with tiny fins that guide it to its target

A bullet that can steer itself has been developed by national security researchers for widespread use by the army.

US military researchers have developed the technology that will see regular army soldiers shooting with the accuracy of snipers.

In fact the four-inch-long, dart-like bullet is so effective that it can hit a target, guided by a laser, two kilometers away.

It works through an optical sensor in the nose of the bullet which detects a laser beam on a target.

The sensor then sends information to guidance and control electronics that uses an algorithm to calculate direction.

The bullet then steers itself, via tiny fins, to the target. Read More