Rise of the machines weaponry?
"RAMBO (Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance)"
Thanks to FoxNews and the article by Kelly Hodgkins.
"Meet RAMBO, the Army's new 3D-printed grenade launcher"
"You know 3D-printing has hit the big leagues when the military starts using the technology to produce weapons. Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center last week announced the successful development and firing of a 3D-printed grenade from a 3D-printed grenade launcher."
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"The RAMBO grenade launcher is comprised of 50 parts, and all of the components, except the springs and fasteners, were produced using 3D-printing. Different parts of the grenade launcher, however, were manufactured using different materials and additive manufacturing techniques --"
RAMBO is a 40 mm unit? Current 40 mm ammunition compatible? I would like to own one of these.
The robots of SkyNet and the Rise of the Machines will be able to 3D print launchers of this type in abundance and commensurate with machine technology, devoid of human intervention? Sci-fi becomes closer than we think? Sentience needed but that is at hand.
The machines say thank you.