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Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel View Post

Not quite as scary as tiny insect-like drones that can fly into your ear and blow up, but pretty close. I had mentioned on a wargaming/history forum a few years back that self guided munitions were inevitable and got laughed at, when the technology was obviously around already for this sort of thing.
Edit to add: InB4 "iBullet" jokes.....

Guided shells for larger bore weapons and artillery have been toyed with for decades, but this is the first practical example of a guided small arms round I've seen.
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All kidding aside I don't see why we would need such a bullet....you know it will be expensive and our snipers don't need aid they have the best training.

Nonsense. This line of thinking has been proven dangerously foolish countless times, in countless conflicts, over many hundreds of years of history.

Even the best trained marksmen in the world cannot reliably guarantee a hit at 1 mile, especially if conditions are less than ideal.

Every practical advantage should be sought, because your foes will always be doing the same. To ignore progress is to be left behind, and be left vulnerable.
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In case you are not aware of this (not sure if you were being facetious or not) if you have been born in the "Western" world in the last 40 years they already have your dna in a database.

Not true.
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You are mistaking what is done under the auspices of "National Security" with what local police do. The CDC for instance has access to the complete sample library of blood samples taken from every child born (in a hospital) in this country for a very long time, some sources say this has only been going on for 20-30 years, others say much longer. The Pentagon has complete oversight regarding contagious disease -it is afterall a "national security risk" of the highest order, so they do in fact have acces to the blood of everyone. All military personal (including anyone who has taken an entrance physical and then did not enter service) have their blood samples in storage- and obviously these are held by the Pentagon- this alone accounts for ~ 100 million samples, of which all in the past 20 years or so have had DNA profiles created for them for sure- older ones maybe the DNA profile has been created- maybe not- but they still have the blood sample. If they have your blood, they have your DNA , and unless you have never visited a hospital they definitely have your blood - it is that simple.

All US states have been taking blood to screen newborns for some time, but the length these samples are stored for is highly variable, and they are not automatically part of any national database. Some states keep the samples for decades, some destroy them within months.

Not everyone is aware of this and there are certainly confidentiality issues, but saying that anyone born in a hospital in the last several decades has a DNA profile on record is quite an exaggeration.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1270414/British-sniper-sets-new-sharpshooting-record-1-54-mile-double-Taliban-kill.html
Although he did say
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'Conditions were perfect, no wind, mild weather, clear visibility.
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The rifle is accurate. The shot was close.
If the rifle weren't accurate, it'd be a complete crap shoot as to where the bullet would hit. As it was, with a combination of ammo, shooter, and rifle, they were able to place a bullet on the target. A few correcting shots were obviously needed, but if the rifle itself wasn't accurate, they wouldn't be able to "correct" for it. The bullet impacted in a consistent enough manner that shooter was able to take the target.
So yes, there are rifle/round combinations that are accurate up to 1.5 miles.

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It is only designed to be effective at up to 4,921ft - just less than a mile - and capable of only ' harassing fire' beyond that range.
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This'll make future Battlefield/Modern Warfare games a real bore.
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So now all our soldiers can use aim bot hax in real life?
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wow damn you jinto tongue.gif
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Bob Lee Swagger makes 1 mile kill shots in his sleep, this is nothing.
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I knew someone would post that Fifth Element scene... Damnit, wish it was me.
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Maybe the government will end up like the ones I always see in anime. Hm...
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