Sandia Labs is working on a new bullet that uses a laser to guide itself from over a mile away.
Unlike rifled bullets that spin as they they fly, their bullet uses a set of fins and flies more like a dart. It then uses a laser tracking optical sensor in it’s nose, along with a small microprocessor to adjust the bullet’s fins up to 30 times a second as it flies towards a laser mark that remains on the the target.
Here is a picture of the path it took while they tracked it in flight:
They are currently in the prototype testing stage, but we look forward to the day when these will be in the hands of our Law Enforcement, Tactical teams and Military.
More information at the Sandia Labs Website