For all those who are military savvy, they know that there are a myriad of options that come with the 40mm artillery rounds; training, green, high velocity and what not. So, if you plan on bringing something new to this market, it has to be different and unique in its own way. ST Kinetics, which is basically a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies conglomerate has risen up to this task and has delivered quite a product!
The latest round type is being called SPARCS, Soldier Parachute Aerial Reconnaissance Camera System that does exactly what the name says. This round, when fired, will climb for 150 meters and the descend will generally follow the same calculation but with a tweak; it employs a small camera that will make use of a parachute to fall slowly towards ground while continuously transmitting images to the ground units where these images will be converted to higher resolution image and can then be zoomed and used for gaining intel. So basically what you are looking at is a round that is capable of carrying a payload, the payload being the camera of course.
According to ST Kinetics, the business is good and they have already secured orders worth $30 million only from US Army. It also says that UK and Canada are interested too, but US is the top player when it comes to trying out new technology that is military related.