Saturday, November 29, 2008

#1 With A Bullet

First they copy Flying Subs, now they are copying a Tom Selleck movie that had Gene Simmons as the villian from the 80's called Runaway.

From The Danger Room

Pentagon Shoots $22 Million into Guided Bullet Tech
By Noah Shachtman November 26, 2008 1:27:27 PMCategories: Ammo and Munitions, DarpaWatch, Guns
What if a sniper could fire a bullet that changed course in mid-flight, to hit its target? The Pentagon is handing out nearly $22 million to try to find out.

Darpa, the Defense Department's far-out research arm, announced a pair of contracts yesterday, to start designing a super, .50-caliber sniper rifle that fires guided bullets. Lockheed Martin recieved $12.3 million for the "EXACTO" (EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance) project, while Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC got another $9.5 million.

If the system works, it'll "provide a dramatic new capability to the U.S. military," Darpa says. "The use of an actively controlled bullet will make it possible to counter environmental effects such as crosswinds and air density, and prosecute both stationary and moving targets while enhancing shooter covertness. This capability would have the further benefit of providing increased accuracy and range while reducing training requirements."

"In other words," Sharon wrote last year, "it would be the ultimate sniper round."

What I want to know is when are we getting the hot robot babes from the movie Westworld?

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