The United States and Australia have announced a pact to manufacture precision-piercing bullets for their troops.
The United States has been looking for ways to improve the effectiveness of its military, which has seen casualties from insurgent attacks in recent years.
The U.S. has spent millions of dollars over the past two years on the development of new weapons and has tested a handful of new rounds.
Australia has been experimenting with the same technology for decades, and has found that it can hit targets at ranges ranging from 20 to 30 yards, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Friday.
“It’s a very promising technology, but the real challenge is in its use,” said Professor Brian Wootton, who heads the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Queensland.
Australia is looking to the United States to join forces, with a $5 million incentive to make the bullets.
The bullets are expected to be in service in 2025 and beyond, according to the announcement.
Wootton says that it will be difficult to get the technology to work as a military weapon, because of the limitations of the weapon’s technology.
“We’ll need a lot of experience to figure out how to make a bullet that can be a reliable hit,” he said.
Australia also has a long history of using precision-guided munitions, which are designed to hit targets within their target ranges.
The bullets that the United Kingdom is looking at for its military will be similar to the ones developed by the United State and the United Arab Emirates.