Guns DARPA’s new “smart” .50 David Reeder July 16, 2014 Join the Conversation My old boss Matt Cox has recently reported that DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has conducted a successful live fire demo of a “smart” .50 cal bullet. He advises that EXACTO (Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance Program” demonstrated viable in-flight guidance after the bullet was fired; to wit, the round were adjusted while headed downrange toward the target. EXACTO's objective is to “improve sniper effectiveness and enhance troop safety by allowing greater shooter standoff range and reduction in target engagement timelines.” Says Cox, “The system combines a maneuverable bullet and a real-time guidance system to track and deliver the projectile to the target, allowing the bullet to change path during flight to compensate for any unexpected factors that may drive it off course, officials say.” Read more about EXACTO and watch a video over on Military.com's Kit Up. Explore RECOILweb:Jeff Benrud does the International Baja 1000 AloneSig Sauer's new M400 Tread is more than just an entry level rifleRapid Rope: Frustration Free Rope DispenserThe Multitasker Tools "Multitasker Series 3" - ingenious, rugged design NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.