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Posted: 12/11/2013 3:17:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 3:29:26 AM EST by Another-Bill]

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Russia's New Underwater Assault Rifle Can Shoot 800 Shots Per Minute

By Meghan Neal



When it comes to the future of warfare, most nations these days are focused on defending themselves in cyberspace—it's safe to say deep-sea fighting has been bumped a few spots down on priority list. Nevertheless, Russia has continued to develop its aquatic arsenal, and yesterday unveiled what it says is the first “amphibian” assault rifle—a gun that can effectively shoot at a rate of 800 shots per minute on both land or underwater.

Russia’s latest innovation in weapons technology, the ADS assault rifle, was manufactured by the state KBP design bureau and presented to the public yesterday at the Interpolitex 2013 arms exhibition in Moscow. Soon, Russian Special Forces units will be armed with the hybrid weapon.

The obvious first reaction is, when are we going to need this? The thought of submerged soldiers shooting slow-motion bullets while floating under the sea seems more like something out of a James Bond movie than a realistic scenario.

But in fact, many nations’ militaries have had underwater firearms since the Cold War, when they were developed to arm "frogmen"—combat divers that carried out stealth missions underwater. Those aquatic guns would fire steel darts instead of standard bullets in order to to cut through the water. And since the barrels weren't rifled, they weren't very accurate when fired on land, rendering the bulky weapon useless as soon as a frogman returned to the surface.

Hence, the ADS, which improves on the Soviet-era APS underwater rifle to solve that problem, a KBP design bureau official told the news site Ria Novosti. It’s designed to fire 5.45-mm cartridges with a similar accuracy as a AK-74. It's simple to toggle between water and air mode, though soldiers do have to reload the weapon with underwater-friendly ammunition before submerging. What a world.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:22:33 AM EST
Wake me when they develop some kind if underwater CIWS that can take out torpedoes, that'd be a game changa'.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:22:56 AM EST
so, what does pew pew pew sound like underwater?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:23:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:24:46 AM EST
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so, what does pew pew pew sound like underwater?
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I am betting a " Thump thump thump " sound
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:25:43 AM EST
It seems the future soldiers will have to get their own food, land or sea. This one doubles as hunting rifle and fishing rod.



Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:27:53 AM EST
You like? I give gud price!

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:30:09 AM EST
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I'm thinking more of a "glub glub" sound.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:51:52 AM EST
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I am betting a " Thump thump thump " sound
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Originally Posted By cytotox:
so, what does pew pew pew sound like underwater?



I am betting a " Thump thump thump " sound


Drip drop

Drippity drop drop
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:36:56 PM EST
Kind of want
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