DSG Technology unveils CAV-X, Supercavitating Ammunition for submerged Special Operation Forces


DSG Technology, a Norwegian company, unveiled stunning and unrivaled ammunition during the 4th Global Special Operation Forces in Brussels: the CAV-X. CAV-X - Supercavitating Ammunition.


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12.7x99 DCS CAV-X (Picture source: DSG)


Supercavitation is the use of cavitation effects to create a bubble of gas or vapor large enough to encompass an object travelling through a liquid, greatly reducing the skin friction drag on the object and enabling high speeds. Current applications are mainly limited to projectiles or fast supercavitating torpedoes. In water, cavitation occurs when water pressure is lowered below the water’s vapor pressure, forming bubbles of vapor. A supercavitating object is a high speed submerged object that is designed to initiate a cavitation bubble at the nose which (either naturally or augmented with internally generated gas) extends past the aft end of the object, substantially reducing the skin friction drag that would be present if the sides of the object were in contact with the liquid in which the object is submerged.


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Underwater firing test (Picture source: DSG)


Classified as Multi Environment Ammunition – MEA – this projectile is effective against submerged targets and targets in the air. Depending on the weapon and the used loading variant, this ammunition is suitable for use in partial or fully submerged weapons, regardless of if the target is in water or on the surface. Due to the unconventional shape and significant mass, this round offers great armor-piercing capability against Multi-Layer Structures. This shape is also very effective against targets with fiber structure or mud, even when covered by sand. This projectile may be offered in two loading variants, A2 and X2, where both enable swimming capabilities. A2 load is the most powerful when engaging targets in air or water, but can only be shot from the air. Suitable for patrol boats, machine guns, coastal guards, and dedicated marksmen that would engage Multi-environment threats. X2 load is designed for combat swimmers and SOF personnel who operates submerged.


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DSG's CAV-X ammunition enables shooting from above to underwater targets, or the opposite (Picture source: DSG)


Never before have soldiers had the capability to take out targets in the air from a submerged position. Whether it is a CCTV camera, a water pump, antenna or an enemy. DSG’s Cav-X ammunition enables divers to fire their weapon from a submerged position, taking out targets on the surface before surfacing themselves. Divers will additionally now have the capabilities to defend themselves underwater against enemies and wildlife. Additionally, taking out submerged targets such as listening pipes e.t.c will also be effective with this ammunition.


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DSG's CAV-X 5.56mm  head(Picture source: DSG)


Shooting from the air into the water will give new capabilities to Navy and coastguard. Shooting against targets in water, where conventional ammunition would represent a risk of bullet ricochet is no longer an issue with DSG's Cav-X supercavitating rounds, since the projectiles continue into the water.


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DSG's 7.62x51 XMP (Picture source: DSG)


 DSG’s 7.62×51 XMP round has the same effect on a target as a standard .50 caliber bullet, which makes it ideal to use in a mini-gun on a small helicopter where weight is critical.


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DSG's CAV-X ammunitions (Picture source: Army Recognition)


 

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