Here are a few high-tech weapons you wouldn’t want to mess with, includes DREAD and Metal Storm. Don’t agree with our choices? Leave us a comment with your picks.
DREAD: The Silent Weapon System
DREAD is an innovative new weapon system that has “no recoil, no sound, no heat, no gunpowder, no visible firing signature (muzzle flash), and no stoppages or jams of any kind.”.
So, instead of using self-contained cartridges containing powdered propellant (gunpowder), the DREAD’s ammunition will be .308 and .50 caliber round metal balls (steel, tungsten, tungsten carbide, ceramic-coated tungsten, etc…) that will be literally spun out of the weapon at speeds as high as 8000 fps (give or take a few hundred feet-per-second) at rather extreme rpm’s, striking their targets with overwhelming and devastating firepower
Metal Storm Sentry Gun
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
The MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast) bomb “weighs 21,000 pounds and carries nine tons of H-6 explosive.”
The MOAB uses a GPS system to guide it to targets, but with a lethal blast radius of 400 feet, it can hardly be considered a precision weapon
Redback 40mm Weapon System
Metal Storm Limited has partnered with Electro Optic Systems Holdings to demonstrate a 40mm weapon system that’s capable of taking out three incoming targets in a blistering fast 1.2 seconds.
“This weapon system is designed to be very light and very fast, and to fulfil a number of urgent operational requirements which rely upon intense directed firepower for short periods.”