TTAG’s resident war hero Jon Wayne Taylor and I had a long conversation about Chris Kyle one day. Jon revealed that Mr. Kyle was not a particularly good shot. His genius lay in his ability to infiltrate an area without being detected, and remain there, hidden. Camouflage is more than just clothing. It’s knowing where to go, where to stay, how to stay there undetected, when to shoot, when to leave and how not to reveal yourself as you exfiltrate. Hats off to these warriors, who have skills I could never master.
Assuming that “new” doesn’t mean anything here, you’re looking at the Russian AK-630 or a variant thereof. wikipedia.org describes it as a “fully automatic naval close-in weapon system based on a six-barreled 30 mm rotary cannon. In 630, “6” means 6 barrels and “30” means 30mm. The system’s primary purpose is defense against anti-ship missiles and other precision guided weapons. It can also . . .
Members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia may not be surprised to read the above headline re: the Navy’s test of their new railgun system, originally scheduled for 2106. “Plans for the at-sea demonstration remain in place,” defensenews.com reports, “but it’s looking more likely that a test using an expeditionary fast transport (EPF) — the new designation for JHSVs — won’t take place at least until 2017, if at all.” Rear Adm. Pete Fanta is not happy about delaying his new ship to accommodate an experimental railgun . .
Take my money! All of it! It’s the right to keep and bear arms, after all.