EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO)
April 27, 2015
EXACTO Guided Bullet Demonstrates Repeatable Performance Against Moving Targets
Teledyne Achieves Success in Live Fire Testing of Guided Munitions Under DARPA’s EXACTO Program

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – September 3, 2014 – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC, recently demonstrated the first-ever precision guided munition capability in live fire testing of .50 caliber bullets under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office’s EXtreme ACcuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program. The objective of the EXACTO program is to develop and demonstrate a highly accurate small caliber weapon system capable of addressing moving targets at extreme ranges and in high winds.

“We are pleased to have successfully demonstrated such an advanced capability designed to further empower our military personnel,” said Robert Mehrabian, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Teledyne.

Teledyne’s team for the EXACTO program includes Orbital ATK and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory.

EXACTO was a Top Ten Most Popular DARPA Video of 2014 and a Top 10 Most Popular DARPA Story.
In the two videos below, the first sequence shows an image of the moving target. In the next sequence, the red line shows the path of a ballistic round, while the green trace shows the path of the guided bullet. The yellow trace shows the path of the target aimpoint. Once bullet control is activated, the guided round deviates from the ballistic path to impact at the target aimpoint; the yellow circle indicates the bullet track intersecting the target aimpoint.
The research in these videos is from the EXACTO program, which is developed by Teledyne Scientific and Imaging with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this article/presentation are those of the author(s)/presenter(s) and should not be interpreted as representing the official views of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark or other trade name, manufacturer or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement by DARPA, the Defense Department or the U.S. Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.