DREAD Weapon System - Page 3




 
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June 29th, 2005  
EnigmaNZ
 
Patent for the DREAD weapon system
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...S=PN/6,520,169
June 29th, 2005  
EnigmaNZ
 
Patent for the DREAD weapon system
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...S=PN/6,520,169
August 15th, 2005  
vargsriket
 
http://defensereview.com/dad/dread.mov

Video/animation of the DREAD system.
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August 16th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
This is a farfetched idea, this may seem like a good idea but, in all it isn't.
August 16th, 2005  
thegrinch073
 
 
The only thing I can think of is that it is ball ammunition so most likely not armor piercing. Maybe set those up to set up a screen of lead to prevent rockets or morters from hitting the troops. They might be doing that with the phalanx I read.
August 16th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegrinch073
The only thing I can think of is that it is ball ammunition so most likely not armor piercing. Maybe set those up to set up a screen of lead to prevent rockets or morters from hitting the troops. They might be doing that with the phalanx I read.
Obviously discussion of aplication for the DREAD is premature since it's just a prototype right now. But from all indications the DREAD, as currently invisioned, would serve as a next generation machine gun. Applications like putting a DREAD on a HUMVW, as part of a crew-serviced infantry weapon, and part of a helicopter package.

It would be the ultimate anti-infantry weapon.


Of course all of this is speculation based on the implementation of a weapon that is more paper than reality. But I, for one, will be keeping my eye on this technology.
August 16th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
I tell you what I will carry the gun and you can carry the Ammunition