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01 February 2012
FWS News Feed: Self-Guided Bullets
It seems that Dr. Freeman has been working overtime at the Sandia Labs in New Mexico, because today, we learned that there is a working prototype of a self-guided bullet. Two scientists (and hunters), Red Jones and Brian Kast have developed a 12.7mm equipped with small depolyable fins, and uses a laser attached to the rifle to guide the bullet to the its fleshy target. All of this is similar in theory to the SOFLAM and smart missiles, and this new smart bullet can course-correct 30 times a second! When will the US soldier be expected to be loading "smart bullets" into their carbines? Sandia Labs is looking for a production partner to bring from the lab into the real world.
This reminds me of the smart micro-missiles in the 1984 Tom Selleck film Runaway (above imagine) or even the Fifth Elements' Zorg ZR-1 "recall function".