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U.S. Military Gatling Gun Fires 1,000-2,000 rounds per minute

GAU-19/A Military machine gun capable of up to 2000 rounds per minute. Gatling guns are one of the best known machine guns in use by the U.S. Military. The GAU-19/A is a 3-barrelled, electric driven, automatic Gatling gun capable of firing 1,000 to 2,000 rounds of .50 BMG cartridges per minute.  Each barrel fires a single shot then rotates after each fire which assists with cooling between firing/reloading sequence.  This allows for achieving higher rates of fire without the barrel overheating. Ammo belts are fed into a feeder-delinker unit.  Each cartridge is pulled out of the links by the unit and presented to the gun for reloading.  The rate of fire is controlled by an electric circuit and can be adjusted up to 2,000 rounds per minute. The mounted rapid-fire machine gun has proven superior firepower performance and is currently used mounted on military aircraft, ground vehicles, and ships. ... Read more

2014 Advanced Military Tech - Launching the Largest Destroyer Ship the Navy Has Ever Built

The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard. April 2014, the US Navy launched the largest destroyer ship that has ever been built.  Armed with the most advanced technology and future technology prospects, the 610 ft long x 80 ft wide USS Zumwalt is about 100 feet longer and 20 feet wider than current destroyer ships being used.  The striking tumblehome hull is designed to pierce waves reducing navigation time.   Strategic angle construction of the ship increases evasion of enemy radar by 50% than current destroyers. The advanced technology incorporated into the USS Zumwalt ensures US Navy's dominance far into the future. Armed with advanced technology: Integrated Power System Advanced Gun System SPY-3 Radar MK 57 Launcher Future technology currently being tested and applied: Ocean Drawn Water Fuel Systems Laser Weapon Technology ... Read more
Posted by Amy Juelich on September 9th, 2014 :: Filed under: Blog,Military,Military Technology,Military Weapons,Minneapolis MN 55449