Science & Technology
US Army requests 'magic bullets'
By T.K. Randall
April 29, 2012 · 27 comments
Image Credit: US Army
Companies are being tasked with developing a bullet that can float around waiting for its target.
Described as a 'Nonlethal Warhead for Miniature Organic Precision Munitions', the concept has been put forward as part of the 'Small Business Innovation Research' program which lets companies develop products in exchange for a commercial deal. The manufacturer AeroVironment is currently providing soldiers with a kamikaze robot drone that hovers around before divebombing and exploding on its target, the devices are being used as a way to help stop suspected militants in the Middle-East.
It sounds like something from a science fiction film, but soon, a ‘magic bullet’ that floats around in the air waiting for its target could become science fact. This far-fetched sounding piece of ammunition isn’t designed to kill, though.
Source: Daily Mail
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