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DREAD Weapon System: Devastating, Jam-Proof, and Silent

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posted on May, 14 2005 @ 01:33 PM
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No heat, no recoil, no sound, no gunpowder, no flash - just 120,000 rounds per minute of pulverizing power. The next generation of weapons systems has arrived: the DREAD centrifuge-powered weapon system.



Imagine a gun with no recoil, no sound, no heat, no gunpowder, no visible firing signature (muzzle flash), and no stoppages or jams of any kind. Now imagine that this gun could fire .308 caliber and .50 caliber metal projectiles accurately at up to 8,000 fps (feet-per-second), featured an infinitely variable/programmable cyclic rate-of-fire (as high as 120,000 rounds-per-minute), and were capable of laying down a 360-degree field of fire. What if you could mount this weapon on any military Humvee (HMMWV), any helicopter/gunship, any armored personnel carrier (APC), and any other vehicle for which the technology were applicable?

The weapon itself is called the DREAD, or Multiple Projectile Delivery System (MPDS), and it may just be the most revolutionary infantry weapon system concept that DefenseReview has EVER come across.

According to the DREAD Advantages Sheet, "unlike conventional weapons that deliver a bullet to the target in intervals of about 180 feet, the DREAD's rounds will arrive only 30 thousandths of an inch apart (1/32nd of an inch apart), thereby presenting substantially more mass to the target in much less time than previously possible." This mass can be delivered to the target in 10-round bursts, or the DREAD can be programmed to deliver as many rounds as you want, per trigger-pull. Of course, the operator can just as easily set the DREAD to fire on full-auto, with no burst limiter. On that setting, the number of projectiles sent down range per trigger-pull will rely on the operator's trigger control. Even then, every round is still going right into the target. You see, the DREAD's not just accurate, it's also recoilless. No recoil. None. So, every "fired" round is going right where you aim it.






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Wow - More Powerful and More Effective Method of Killing.

I wish people of the World would invest their Time and Money into something more Constructive, then inventing new and better ways of inflicting Pain and Death to others.

More Money Wasted...




posted on May, 14 2005 @ 01:58 PM
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Hrm, says its electrically powered, meaning it has to have juice to run. It probably needs ALOT to spin up to the necessary RPMs for firing, so I imagine the power unit would be rather bulky to say the least. Then theres the problems of moisture, dirt, and other enviornmental factors. And of course EMP weapons would make this fantastic super duper killing machine completely useless. Sounds like a fantasy run amuk to me, one more way to piss away money better spent on more realisitc and dependable things.



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 04:19 PM
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this is really nothing more then a salesmans pitch and it has yet to be proven or possible. Not to metion where the powersource for it is, or what it will be

wait and see.

But it seems to be there are now a lot of super-high-rate of fire weapons in development or being proposed



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by alternateheaven
Hrm, says its electrically powered, meaning it has to have juice to run. It probably needs ALOT to spin up to the necessary RPMs for firing, so I imagine the power unit would be rather bulky to say the least. Then theres the problems of moisture, dirt, and other enviornmental factors. And of course EMP weapons would make this fantastic super duper killing machine completely useless. Sounds like a fantasy run amuk to me, one more way to piss away money better spent on more realisitc and dependable things.

Perhaps you are Right here, that its more of a Fantasy.

But - this new system is described as revolutionary.

It's DefenseReview's opinion that, if the DREAD Weapon System works as advertised, it will have a profound impact on U.S. infantry warfare capabilities. It has the potential to literally change the way we fight on the ground, and perhaps even in the air. No question, it will revolutionize both ground and air vehicular armament and firepower capabilities. The DREAD will have a similarly profound impact on U.S. embassy security and military base perimeter security capabilities. This paradigm shift in firepower isn't limited to the ground and air, either. The DREAD's complete lack of recoil will allow it to be fired from space-based platforms, i.e. satellites, without knocking them off of their respective orbital paths. Zero recoil, plus 8,000 fps projectile speeds, 5,000-120,000 rpm capability, and huge on-board ammunition supplies, equals a viable and relatively inexpensive option for satellite defense (and enemy-satellite neutralization), and possibly even a fast-realizable armament solution/alternative for a U.S. Space-based defense network.

Ofcourse at this point in time, the stress is on the word IF.

This guy could get Rich very Fast - considering US Miltary Budget is around 500 Billion USD.

Now everybody wants a Piece of that Pie!



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 04:34 PM
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Whatever happened to the dependable "dog turd on a stick" ?

Always made opponents turn and flee in fear when I was a kid. Cheap and non-lethal too




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