Wing-Zero wrote: rath wrote:
greeney2 wrote:Wars probably will be won or lost in space when it comes right down to it. Knock out a few sattalites that control even none militry things and we are all out of business. Communications of all sorts, cell phones, everything you do at your computer, relays thru sattalites. Banking and credit, phones, televison. Than if you knock out key military things like spy sattalities, Norad, GPS. Thats why we never have been able to fall behind in technology and why star wars technology is so important to continue. If we don;t they will, and as techology grows in leaps and bounds, many other countries are catching up.
& more & more wars will take place without human involvement.
Drones will turn into' fiterjets & tanks without any humans at the controls.
And then we build Skynet, right?
.............. try firestorm.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX6YvWxtrxw&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8hlj4EbdsE
Metal Storm's 3GL and MAUL systems are being tested at shoulder-firing stage and the remote controlled FireStorm has been test-fired by the US Marines.
Metal Storm is an Australian weapons system developer with a world-first invention.
Metal Storm wins US Army project
July 1, 2009
Defence technology company Metal Storm Ltd has been awarded a development project worth $US514,700 with the US Army to increase the battle effectiveness of certain warheads.
Metal Storm will conduct the project over the next 12 months for the US Army's Joint Munitions and Lethality Contracting Center.
"The objectives of the project are to develop and demonstrate new and innovative technologies that are capable of providing significant improvements in lethality over current inventory warheads by controlling the direction of the fragmentation pattern," Metal Storm said on Wednesday.
The company is currently seeking to raise $2 million under a share purchase plan (SPP), which closes on Friday, July 3.
"The Metal Storm board encourages shareholders who wish to participate in the SPP to complete their application forms and submit them as soon as possible," chief executive Lee Finniear said in a statement.
Metal Storm said in May that without a capital injection, it was in danger of exhausting its resources in about four months.
It is still moving toward commercialising its weapons systems and ammunition.
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Australian inventor creates world's deadliest gun
MAXINE MCKEW: It sounds like something out of science fiction -- a revolutionary gun capable of firing more than a million bullets per minute, 100 times the rate of fire of a conventional machine gun.
But there's nothing hypothetical about the weapon called Metal Storm.
The brainchild of a Brisbane inventor, it's being hailed as the ballistic breakthrough of the century.
Already, the Defence Departments of Australia, the US and Britain are keenly observing trials of this electronic gun.
Today, Australian investors took their chance to get a slice of the action as the company made its debut on the stock market.