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Posted: 5/13/2002 12:26:20 PM EDT

'Metal Storm' weapons may replace Crusader
By Arnaud de Borchgrave
UPI Editor At Large
From the International Desk
Published 5/12/2002 11:05 PM

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- A new ballistic technology that can fire burst rates in excess of one million rounds per minute from a 36-barrel weapon was one of the reasons Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld canceled the $11 billion Crusader artillery system.

The technology is known as "Metal Storm," which is also the name of the Australian research and development company that owns it.

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Link Posted: 5/13/2002 1:03:57 PM EDT
Is the Crusader not a SP arty piece? If so why the hell would the "Metal Storm" replace Arty? It's just a hyper fast machine gun? Read the article in this months small arms review. It is neat though.

Link Posted: 5/13/2002 1:38:12 PM EDT
The metal storm system includes everything from pistols, rifles, wing mounted gun pods, mortars, grenade launchers and anti-aircraft/missile batteries.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 2:10:56 PM EDT
yeah metal storm looks pretty bad ass theres a pic of it in SAR of it shooting something like 30k rounds in less then a sec
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