Comment(s) previously covered the announcement of DARPA’s contract for a super, .50-cal. rifle that fires guided bullets from more than a mile away, called the EXACTO, short for EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance.

The highly-classified EXACTO program, which began a year ago when U.S. military scientists and engineers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) let the industry know it was seeking the world’s first and most powerful “supergun.”  Lockheed Martin and Barrett Rifles, among other industry leaders, are working together with DARPA and the Pentagon to research and perfect this industry changing weapon.

Check out Time Magazine’s article, which divulges more details about the program and how the recent U.S. Navy SEAL snipers could have used a weapon like this sooner and more effectively.

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