• Aug 7, 2006

If you think vehicle-mounted weapons are cool in video games, wait until you check them out in real life. Observe the HAMMER Remotely-Operated Weapons System for Robotic and Manned Vehicles, which is available for use in both manned and unmanned (remote-controlled) ground vehicles as well as unmanned air combat vehicles. The company says the system, which is comprised of two 12-gauge shotguns mounted on a turret system, is ready for applications such as peacekeeping (oh, the irony), urban warfare and law enforcement right out of the box.

Check out this video of the twin shotguns mounted atop an SUV making short work of some potted plants -- pretty cool/scary stuff depending on your sensibilities. There are certainly some benefits to having firepower on tap you can control accurately yet remotely while safely ensconced inside an armored SUV.



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      • 8 Years Ago
      "We have a passion for destruction"

      That's cool. Especially the comment about SoCal. The first thing that came to my mind when I read the post is that it would be good for LA freeways, L.A. Story style.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Too bad it cant popup from inside the car Bond style
      • 8 Years Ago
      what a stupid idea this is talk about prmoting violence.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Freakin Sweet! I think a lot of us could use some of them.
      gbh
      • 8 Years Ago
      I dunno, I prefer stealth.

      • 8 Years Ago
      That's one of the coolest things I have ever seen.
      gbh
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks Pinkerton, that draws far less attention (at least till you deploy anyway).

      David makes the obvious point - as a general rule, intimidation is counterproductive. In scenarios of direct confrontation, 'bigger sticks' can be useful.

      However, in day-to-day peacekeeping roles, the optimum situation is to have the locals not hate you, or think you're a power-tripping invader.
      • 8 Years Ago
      gbh,

      If stealth is your game, check out this out...
      http://www.ibistek.com/cobra_gallery.php

      I may have posted on here about this company's product, but hey, it's too over the top not to.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I could have used this yesterday. The idea is really cool, but I was expecting to see the guns actually move in the video. And doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose of an armored vehicle, if you have to have the back window rolled down to accomidate the cabling?
      • 8 Years Ago
      that's crazy but cool. I love it , really!
      • 8 Years Ago
      am I the only one who thinks those don't look anything like shotguns?!!?!?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Elevates road rage a few notches.
      Be sure to look at the top of the car before giving another driver the finger.
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