Monday, October 09, 2006

Filed Under SAS (Scary Ass S--)

Saw this initially in a newspaper sitting on the bus this afternoon called EpochTimes, which I later found out is a Falun Gong produced newspaper.

I was a little skeptical at first, so I checked it out. This is Metal Storm, a publicly traded company from Australia that is in advanced weapons systems design. The unit above is remote controlled.

From Wikipedia:

The stacked projectile and electronic ignition technology eliminated the need for cartridges, and for many moving parts associated with traditional guns. Multiple barrels containing stacked rounds could be grouped together in arrays allowing unprecedented (albeit very brief) rates of fire of up to 1,000,000 rounds per minute. As testing of the technology progressed, it was thought that in addition to very high rates of fire, very high barrel pressures and hence high muzzle velocities could be achieved as a number of charges (and projectiles) could be fired before the first projectile had travelled as far as the gun muzzle.



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