Australian-made firing system, Metal Storm, uses a computer controlled electronic ignition system to achieve its unprecedented hellish rate of fire. Enemy forces on the receiving end of this level of ordinance would be overwhelmed. The Redback is a robotic system featuring 40mm cannons using Metal Storm's firing system.
Implications - The four-barrel weapon was delivered to the Naval Surface Warfare Center to be tested and could be used in the military. Although the dark-black machine doesn't look enormous, it sure is mighty. The CEO of Metal Storm Lee Finniear has said that "the employment of Metal Storm's stacked round technology for a U.S. military weapon system is a huge step for us."
Robot Fires Million Rounds/Minute
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