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1 Slide 1 Millennium Gun 11112002 Less Than Lethal Weapons Requirements for Military Forces

2 Slide 2 Millennium Gun 11112002 OVERVIEW The Situation The Requirement Terms of Reference Technology - Guns - Ammo Target Vulnerability Tactical Application

3 Slide 3 Millennium Gun 11112002 The Situation The Fluid Battle Environment Organized Military Opposition Unconventional Warfare Civil Unrest Non Combatant Screens Dynamic Rules of Engagement Currently Limited Response Options Water Cannons Sponge Balls “Rubber” Bullets Etc.

4 Slide 4 Millennium Gun 11112002 The Requirement A Multi Purpose Weapon with Scaleable Lethality – Near instant Scalability from Lethal to Non Lethal and Back – Readily Deployed –Minimum Logistical Tail –Potential for various ammo types: ABM,HE,APDS

5 Slide 5 Millennium Gun 11112002 NATO Policy Less Than Lethal Weapons (LTLW) Incapacitate or repel personnel, with a low probability of fatality Expand the range of options available to NATO Military Authorities. LTLW shall not be required to have zero probability of causing fatalities or permanent injuries.

6 Slide 6 Millennium Gun 11112002 Design Elements of a Scaleable Kinetic Energy Weapon Predictable delivery of subprojectiles requires: MV Correction - Minimize error in range Accurate Fuzing - Precise distance from the target Uniformity of the payload - Subprojectiles same size Uniformity of payload distribution - area coverage

7 Slide 7 Millennium Gun 11112002 35mm Technology Suite Payload: Subprojectiles

8 Slide 8 Millennium Gun 11112002 35mm revolver cannon

9 Slide 9 Millennium Gun 11112002 35mm Air Burst Munition Kinetic Energy Time Fuze (ABM-KETF) – Layout: Note: The payload (500g) is composed of cylindrical W-Subprojectiles (here 3.3 g). For engagements other than AA (e.g. G-to-G) the mass of the subprojectiles can be reduced accordingly (e.g. 1 to 1.5 g)

10 Slide 10 Millennium Gun 11112002 35 mm ABM (Ahead) Subprojectile Dynamic Parameters Subprojectile Density Valid for 3.3 g Subprojectiles

11 Slide 11 Millennium Gun 11112002 35 mm Air Burst Munition Various Payload Arrangements, e.g: Air Defense Version (Ahead) IFV Version Subprojectile, SP-diameter: 5.85 mm 8 Layers @ 19 SP (152) of 3.3 g each SP-diameter: 4.65 mm 11 Layers @ 31 SP (341) of 1.5 g each 35 mm Caliber F2 15201 BB

12 Slide 12 Millennium Gun 11112002 Payload Foot-Print 35 mm ABM (Ahead): 152 subprojectiles of 3.3 g 35 mm ABM: 341 subprojectiles of 1.5 g

13 Slide 13 Millennium Gun 11112002 On-line Compensation of Muzzle Velocity Variation Fixed Time ProgrammingOn-Line∆Vo - Compensation 5m20m Firing Range approx. 1600m 400% Improvement

14 Slide 14 Millennium Gun 11112002 Muzzle Velocity Correction

15 Slide 15 Millennium Gun 11112002 Mission Roles-Targets Mission Roles – Dissuasion (from Non-Lethal/Less-Than-Lethal) – Destruction (Lethal Mission Kill/Hard Kill) Targets (Anti Material/Anti Personnel) – Armored Vehicles – Other Military Vehicles – MOUTS – Troops in bunkers – Troops in open – Civilian Shields

16 Slide 16 Millennium Gun 11112002 D i s s u a s i o n I n c a p a c i t a t i o n Lethal 0% 100% Less-Than-Lethal Fragment Penetration & Hit Density Lethality Level Scaleable ABM Lethality Level F2 15085 CC

17 Slide 17 Millennium Gun 11112002 1F 9707-93 Mission Kill Demonstration with the 35mm Ahead against MBT (Swiss P-68 Upgraded) F2 15223 BB Details Total: 2 Shots

18 Slide 18 Millennium Gun 11112002 Subprojectile Penetration Capability

19 Slide 19 Millennium Gun 11112002 Target Vulnerability Criteria (>90%) In a Ground-to-Ground Defense Role (Subprojectile size 3.3gr)

20 Slide 20 Millennium Gun 11112002 35 mm Ahead Payload Ejection at 2 km Range: Performance Case: 3.3 g Subprojectiles

21 Slide 21 Millennium Gun 11112002 Tactical Scenarios Using ABM Point Target (incl. ATGW-Bunker, Prone & Covered Troops, MBT, Helicopter): Area Target (Diffused Targets): Linear Target (e.g. road with vehicles): Pre-Determined Air Space (e.g. swarm of helicopters): F2 15081 FF Gun Road

22 Slide 22 Millennium Gun 11112002 Air Burst Coverage Effectiveness Eg: 35mm Ahead with 3.3g Subprojectiles

23 Slide 23 Millennium Gun 11112002 Ahead Payload Growth Potential Traditional Payload Effects: –Mechanical effects based on KE (Frags / Subprojectiles) –Flash & Bang Emerging Payload Effects: –Disabling passive effects (against target sensors): Chaff, Phosphor,... –EM waves effects (against target electronic system): NNEMP: Non- Nuclear EMP, HPM: Hyper Power Microwave, UWB: Ultra Wide Band,... in directional radiation pattern F2 16337 BD

24 Slide 24 Millennium Gun 11112002 Summary Military gun systems can extend their mission capabilities from lethal through near lethal to less-than-lethal. Demonstrated technology exists that can be applied in the development of direct fire weapons systems. The vulnerability of a broad range of targets can be accommodated within the mission profile.

25 Slide 25 Millennium Gun 11112002 Questions? Contact information: Andrew A. Bradick 6858 Old Dominion Dr, Suite 210 McLean Va 22101 Tel 703 448 1947 Fax –1961 email

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