Metal Storm Limited is an Australian company based in Brisbane that developed the electronically initiated stacked projectile weapons technology. What is most impressive about this new system is the 1 million rounds per minute rate of fire it can achieve without using moving parts, making it more reliable and easy to use.
By loading all the projectiles nose to tail in a single gun barrel, Metal Storm eliminated the ammunition feed and casing ejection systems. The only moving parts of the system are the projectiles themselves. The electronic ignition allows for the firing of the stacked munitions at “electronic speed” without any delays caused by ammunition feed mechanisms. Capable of firing a range of different caliber projectiles with the added advantage of selectively escalating response from non-lethal to lethal the system was marketed as an extraordinary urban warfare and insurgency situations platform.
Metal Storm Area Denial Weapons System (ADWS)
Metal Storm Mortar
Metal Storm technology is still in research and development. Metal Storm Limited has a subsidiary in Washington, USA and work is carried out on both continents. Although there have been issues regarding reloading, safety,recoil and barrel wear and barrel integrity, Metal Storm is likely to revolutionize the weapons industry.
Metal Storm featured on Discovery’s Channel Future Weapons series
For more info on the Metal Storm technology check out the Metal Storm limited industry ad below.