Friday, April 24, 2009

Snipers to become even deadlier

EXACTO is the latest word that has been shoehorned into an acronym for the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance rifle by the good 'ol boys at the Pentagon. This weapon will conceivably be able to fire accurately at far longer distances than are possible now by combating weather with self-guiding bullets.

According to Time. The Pentagon has been working on the .50 caliber EXACTO for about a year already, and its main focus is to overcome climate conditions to stay accurate over a longer range using fin and spin-stabilised projectiles, internal and/or external aero-actuation control methods, projectile guidance technologies and advanced sighting, optical resolution and clarity technologies. Basically, bullets that can adjust to weather conditions in mid-air, either through external control or the abilities of the bullet itself.

Snipers are currently accurate up to about 800m. Beyond that, it's more difficult to reliably hit a target. At 2Km, snipers can probably hit the side of a barn, but a head shot isn't too likely. This rifle could change all of that and would make my life a lot easier in escaping - hey- I'm not getting any younger you know.

Source: The Whitehouse / Gizmodo / Time


Mark said...

2Km eh?

Sounds like a quick stroll in the park. Watch me blow heads off.

(Only if they're pixels)

Civilian Overseer said...

Colonel, I'm surprised that you ever leave the house knowing what you know about Snipers and the number of enemies you've made on your way to the top.

Just imagine what someone with a grudge, take Gruntfor example, could do with one of these beauties.

O, Happy Day. ;)