The Project

The Metal Storm technology is an electronically initiated, stacked projectile system that removes the mechanisms required to fire a conventional weapon. Effectively, the only parts that move in Metal Storm’s technology are the projectiles contained within the barrels. Multiple projectiles are stacked in a barrel.

The technology allows each projectile to be fired sequentially from the barrel. MeT developed the Electronic-control Firing system prototype to prove the concept.

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The Solution

MeT developed different Electronic Firing Controlling Units, including the electronic hardware and control software, for different application for Metal Storm.

The Results

Achievements with Metal Storm:

6-Barrel Stand-alone Controller in 19″ 3U Case, the first Electronic Firing Controller (FCU) prototype.
36-Barrel Firing Controller, capable of firing 1,080,000 rpm
Portable 6-Barrel FCU, capable of firing 360,000 rpm.
Smart Gun Controller, Microcontroller, battery operated handheld firing unit. 2002
Inductive 6-Barrel FCU, 40mm projectile, Computer control.
Inductive 6-Barrel Firing Unit, 40mm projectile, with wireless remote control function for UAV and Talon applications.
Inductive Shoulder FCU, for battery operated handheld firing.

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