Filed under: Australia, development program, Industry Analysis, Metal Storm, Promotions, S&T
The Army of the United States Association (AUSA) held their national convention last week. One of the key parts of this is exhibits by a large number of defense contractors, big and little. Metal Storm the Australian company that is developing rapid fire electronic gun systems attended. They have received some contracts with the US Military to work on their systems. Metal Storm uses multiple barrel system with a stack of ammunition in them. By firing electronically they can launch all of the ready rounds very quickly. Rates of fire for their larger systems are very impressive and their is a lot of potential for them. No nation yet has committed a large sum to buying these systems, which range in size from 9mm to 40mm; although it is probably scalable to larger rounds.
See the press release at MarketWatch.com.
Here is a link to the demonstration video they used at AUSA.
Filed under: Contract Awards, development program, Metal Storm, U.S. Navy
Metal Storm is an Australian company that is developing electrically fused, high rate of fire weapons. They utilize ammunition stacked in the barrel that fire very rapidly. To gain very high rates of fire you group a number of barrels together. According to this Metal Storm Inc, an American company using the Metal Storm technology, won a $1 M contract to develop a 12 gauge system for the USMC. Metal Storm has been working for several years to develop these systems, but no nation has bought them. For more on the company see this.
Filed under: Contract Awards, development program, Metal Storm
According to The Age newspaper in Australia, Metal Storm corporation was awarded a $220 K contract from an unidentified US company. See the article here. Metal Storm makes advanced, rapid fire weapons utilizing multiple barrels and electronic ignition. For more on the company see this.