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From "Wired.com" :
American soldiers have been using laser scopes for a long time, to make their shots more accurate. But what if the bullets were actually steered by lasers, and able to turn on a dime. That's the idea behind a new, $7.5 million Darpa initiative to be a "laser-guided bullet."
The first method (to grossly, grossly oversimplify), is to shoot out a series of thousands of laser pulses, creating a "profile" of the "eddies" in the local atmosphere as the light bounces back. The second involves using use a high-speed camera to take an image of the target. The eddies distort the phase of the light in that picture. The scope, through a series of algorithms, can take those into account for the sniper team.
Originally posted by devilwasp
Why waste money on making a bullet steered by light when you can spend the same amount of money training the soldier to fire it correctly?
Originally posted by orthisguyoverhere
Imagine Hitler up in front of the masses giving a morale raising speech only to have the back of his head explode mid-sentance.
Originally posted by bodrul
is this even possible
shooting a projectile at that speed and not destroying any sort of guidence system that you can fit in a tiny slug?
this is just a waste of time