Army wants machine guns that can swap ammo types on the fly (video).

The Army is looking to outfit its M230 chain gun…

The Army is looking to outfit its M230 chain gun with a system that will feed it 300 rounds a minute — of any kind. The chain gun is already used on the Apache helicopter to extremely lethal effect. This new feeder could make it more fearsome still, the Army promises in its new call for research proposals, by giving an “airborne machine gunner to select a specific type of round for a particular shot.” That includes a new breed of smart bullets that can change course in midair and semi-smart grenades that can figure out where and when to explode.

Source: Noah Shachtman for Wired.

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