What is the future for caseless ammo?




 
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October 7th, 2004  
gladius
 

Topic: What is the future for caseless ammo?


Anyone read any news on this as of late?

Are any of the militaries going to adopt this for their use, if so how far into the future?

Or does the cost really outweigh the benefits?

Do you think we'll have weapons like those you saw in the movie Aliens?
October 7th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Caseless ammo is really unreliable and has to factory packed.
October 10th, 2004  
ravensword227
 
The G-11 is the future of caseless ammo weapons. It is not new because they were advertising the thing twenty years ago, but they got a DOD contract and shut up. The government is just waiting for the right time to release the rifle. The main problem was overcoming the extreme heat and cook-offs that occurred because brass cases, which the rifle lacks, act as a heat sink.
http://www.world.guns.ru/assault/as42-e.htm
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October 11th, 2004  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
As far as I know, the G11 is dead, died in the 80s. It's won't be fielded by any army.
October 11th, 2004  
gladius
 
Does anyone know if there is going to be other developments for this besides the G-11?

That was my question, I had already know about the G-11, I was just wondering if the ammo itself is being considered for future use.

If not, and we skip caseless ammo then the next level of technology is probably pulse weapons.
October 12th, 2004  
SOT_II
 
There is no future for caseless battle rifles in the near or short/long term.
January 19th, 2005  
EOD
 
The Germans are working together withe the Austrian company "Usel" on caseless ammo again but nobody has an idea what for.
I just heard that it is not for civilian use.