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Bullet Steers Itself! The Advanced Low-Cost Munitions Ordnance ALaMO

The Advanced Low-Cost Munitions Ordnance ALaMO is a bullet that effectively steers itself.

  • Low-cost 57 mm guided smart ammunition
  • Counters swarming small boat and slow UAS threats
  • Compatible with MK110 gun on Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (USCG NSC)
  • Compensates for gun weapon system errors
  • All weather operation
  • Hit-to-kill with fragmenting incendiary warhead
I was amazed at Michael Crichton's imagination shown in his visualization of smart bullets, five-inch fire-and-forget self-tracking bullet-missiles like in Michael Crichton's 1984 movie Runaway.


(Smart bullet dissected)

"Jack, look at this. The back half is all solid propellant. Valves for directional control ... look, it's all electronic."

"You've heard of a bullet that has your name on it. Well, this one really does. And you can program it to go after a specific person."

Check out these stories about similar efforts to actually instantiate this technology!

- Cylogic Smart Avenger Runaway Project
- SPIKE Fire-And-Forget Missile World's Smallest
- Switchblade Surveillance Missile
- Self-Guided Bullet Accurate Over One Mile
- Laser-Guided Smart Bullet Prototype
- EXACTO Smart Bullet From DARPA

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