foundation = 1994 |
industry = Defense |
location = Brisbane, Australia |
key_people = Terence James O'Dwyer, Chairman |
homepage = [http://www.metalstorm.com/ http://www.metalstorm.com]
}}Metal Storm Limited (ASX : MST) is a research and development company that specializes in electronically initiated stacked projectile weapons technology. Metal Storm is both the name of the company and the technology.The company is based in Brisbane, Australia with a subsidiary in Washington DC, U.S.A. Metal Storm owns the proprietary rights to the electronic ballistics technology invented by J. Mike O'Dwyer.
The concept of stacked projectiles (multiple projectiles loaded nose to tail in a single gun barrel with propellant packed between them) predates Metal Storm. Roman Candles, a traditional firework design, employ the same concept. However, in the case of Roman Candles the propellant which propels the leading projectile from the barrel continue