The bullet is four inches long and has an optical sensor embedded in its nose for the detection of a laser on its target, Sandia said in a release today. The bullet also has built-in guidance and control electronics that receive data from the optical sensor and then manipulate the electromagnetic actuators. And the actuators use that data to steer small fins in order to direct the bullet directly to its target.
Relevant to my interests.
A Sandia field test demonstrated that the bullet’s internal electronics and battery can survive the rigors of flying from rifle barrel to target. Presumably, they would not survive striking the target.
Full story – HERE
Also check out the Sandia National Labratories Press Release.
Hahha they wouldn’t survive striking the target? What a piece of crap. I demand they be made out of an advanced material, and have electronics that will not even slightly be affected by speeds upwards of several thousand feet per second being stopped instantly when it hits the target. It’s always been my dream to go down range at the end of the day and recover hundreds of little robot bullet carcasses to bring home and reload.
Hat tip: Jon Bierer