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Electric 40mm gun to be used by the US army

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Electric 40mm gun to be used by the US army

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Bin_Gone Report This Comment
Date: May 10, 2006 06:11AM

[www.metalstorm.com]
Contract to be signed within the next week for the US Army to use Australian electric ammunition technology.

Metal Storm advises that the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command, on behalf of the USMC Warfighting Laboratory has placed a notice on the US Federal Business Opportunities website, that it intends to award a Sole Source research and development Contract to Metal Storm for the design and fabrication of a stacked round firing system for FIN Stabilized High Explosive Ammunition.
Temuchin Report This Comment
Date: May 10, 2006 06:13AM

Looks like the gun used by Bruce Willis in The Jackel
Temuchin Report This Comment
Date: May 10, 2006 06:14AM

Could have radio control cars with these mounted on the top cruising around iraq getting rid of the bad guys.

90130_ Report This Comment
Date: May 10, 2006 08:27AM

A bit more effective, but the same principle as used on the Apache I flew during the first gulf war, and maybe as good as the Vulcan gattling gun on the A-10 Warthog.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: May 10, 2006 08:31AM

Reference made but omitted, to the GE Mini-gun. These used a mechanically fired primer, whereas this is a electronically fired munition. Pretty cool.
AusTV_Lurker Report This Comment
Date: May 10, 2006 09:35AM

I wonder if I could smuggle this through Customs and take out Soxie and all her aliases as well???
shaDEz Report This Comment
Date: May 10, 2006 12:01PM

i gotta get me one of these
messyflatmate Report This Comment
Date: May 10, 2006 12:02PM

I think i remember that metalstorm uses magnetism to fire. If that's right, it's doggone weird.
gruff Report This Comment
Date: May 11, 2006 12:52AM

90130, no it's not the same principle as used on the apache you supposedly flew blah blah blah. It is a different kind of gun.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: May 11, 2006 04:28AM

I supposedly did, Gruff. Are you having a bad day, 'ol man?
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: May 11, 2006 04:54AM

The principle I was alluding to is to put as much destructive energy into in your target as fast as possible.
The M230A1 chain gun on the AH-64 accomplishes just that.
Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: May 12, 2006 04:51PM

wow cool gun, you'd still miss!