DSG Technology “Supercavitating” Underwater Ammo

When I tell you that the ammunition produced by DSG Technology has a range of 12-14 meters, you’ll probably cock your head and wonder if I’ve been hitting the bottle too much. But underwater, that short distance is very significant – standard ammunition is lucky enough to travel only 2-3 meters, let alone be lethal that at those distances. DSG has developed projectiles that cause supercavitation that creates a void in the water in front of the bullet in travels.

The ammunition, which is currently undergoing government testing, comes in a variety of calibers, requires no modification to the host weapons and can be used purely underwater, from underwater to air and from air to underwater.

Obviously the applications are somewhat limited, but I’d love to get my hands on a case some day for “testing”. Invasive carp beware.

DSG Technology Products

Family of 5.56mm supercavitating ammunition for use with standard weapons* air to water, water to water and water to air, including partially-wet weapons, semi or full auto. Low angle water entry or exit, giving unique capabilities for Special Operations, diver support, harbor protection, OTB, anti-piracy and submerged shooting positions. Exceptional materiel penetration, even at low angles. Available in AP & general use/training versions.

Typical effective range: 700-900m (air), 10-11m (water); Sub-sonic 600m (air), 12-14m (water).

 

Family of 7.62mm supercavitating ammunition for use with standard weapons* air to water, water to water and water to air, including partially-wet weapons. Low angle water entry or exit, giving unique capabilities for Special Operations, diver support, harbor protection, OTB, anti-piracy and submerged shooting positions. Exceptional materiel penetration, even at low angles. Available in AP & general use/training versions, supersonic or subsonic.

Typical effective range: Supersonic 1100m (air), 20-22m (water); Sub-sonic 500m (air), 12-14m (water).

 

12.7 mm supercavitating ammunition giving unique capabilities from standard weapons* air to water, water to water and water to air, with exceptional materiel penetration and AP and at low angles. Proven against torpedoes and effective from surface or submerged platforms for mine disposal or against airborne threats, from hidden (submerged) positions. Compatible with standard link or magazines.

Typical effective range: 2200m (air), 60m (water).

 

DSG Technology

Our armor piercing 5.56mm and 7.62mm sub-sonic ammunition provides superior covert and stealth capabilities. Designed to work in standard barrels, our rounds exclusively offers excellent accuracy and effective range.

This is the worlds only long range, armor piercing sub-sonic.





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  • BSK

    I need swiming pool.

    • Anonymoose

      You can have mine. We haven’t used it in 15 years, so it’s kind of gone to hell, but you can have it.

  • FOC Ewe

    Let’s see the effect on soft tissue and bone.

    The Natives need better ammo for their .50’s to hunt whales. We must do everything to preserve the culture 😀

    • Gary Kirk
      • Shaun Connery Oliver II

        😂😂😂😂😂

        • Gary Kirk

          Someone got it, you’re welcome..

      • Tassiebush

        Cause they are so awesome!

      • Spikey DaPikey

        Just don’t let them touch your balls!

        • Gary Kirk

          Most normal people only know the commercial version..

          Don’t know wether to congratulate you?.. Or call you as sick a bastard as me..

    • b0x3r0ck

      I would think it is pretty effective against soft tissue since humans are made up of 60% water.

  • ostiariusalpha

    This is the worlds only long range, armor piercing sub-sonic.

    12.7x55mm has several armor piercing (including against Level III) variants, and probably has better range than these do.

  • Ben Loong

    Huh, I was wondering what happened to this development. It’s been a while since I last heard anything about it.

    Though I still have to wonder about what guns would this ammo actually work with while underwater?

    • Anonymoose

      HK416s, maybe SCARs. I’m not so sure about firing an M2 Browning underwater.

      • CommonSense23

        The actual OTB version of the 416 probably can’t shoot it. Its extremely limited to what rounds it can shoot.

  • They list the projectiles as AP, what are they made of, Tungsten or Steel?

    • Raptor Fred

      Tungsten with a brass sabot or driving band.

  • Raptor Fred
  • Lee Attiny

    Finally, a product that’s actually useful in my daily life. Just need to figure out how to conceal carry in the country club pool now.

    • oldman

      make it look like it as a waiter gun and hide the spare mags in a pool raft. Camouflage is the best idea convince people what they see is not what it is.

    • Spikey DaPikey

      Deploy the Tacticool Pool Noodle!

  • thedarkknightreturns
  • The ultimate supercavitating cartridge would be the variant of the Mk 258 Mod 1 30x173mm round developed for the Rapid Airborne Mine Clearance System (RAMICS).

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79ea2df636038c7288ba470dbc149d885c060c4e4ab91197c4cbe399f1067614.jpg

  • It would be interesting to see the all copper “training” version of this adapted for recreational spear fishing, sort of inline with that guy who made the underwater silencer for killing invasive lion fish in the gulf.

    • Tassiebush

      It really would be awesome!

  • Am I the only person who was taught as a kid that it’s a bad idea to fire a rifle with a barrel full of water? This doesn’t seem like it would be very friendly to an AR.

    • Giolli Joker

      I guess the main purpose of these is being fired in the water from above it.

      • That definitely sounds like the more useful/effective application here.

    • iksnilol

      Not really.. As long as it’s entirely filled it won’t blow.

    • The Bellman

      If it’s underwater and the gun has been completely cleared of air bubbles, then the pressure equalizes out and it’s no different than firing it in air.

      • It probably wouldn’t be as much of a problem for loose-tolerance piston pigs like AKs, but for a fancy ~DI poodle like the AR– with its teeny li’l gas tube that’s blocked at one end by the gas key– it’s a much more important issue; either way, rifles in general are designed to operate safely in a fluid medium with a much lower viscosity and much, much higher compressibility than water.

        • The Bellman

          Oh true, gas operated systems might up and malfunction. They
          probably need to be specifically retuned or even somewhat modified for big pressure changes (I sometimes wonder what you’d need to change for smooth operation in the vacuum of space).

          But they’re unlikely to catastrophically explode, at least not in the way one expects. You’re right in thinking the gas tube would be under an unexpected amount of strain.

  • phuzz

    Now all I need is a barrel and some fish 🙂

  • Diver6106

    Russia developed a rocket torpedo that essentially flew in a bubble of air, super cavitation. So you wouldn’t need to fire with such factored in lead time on another sub. It traveled so fast, you point and shoot.

  • Seth Hill

    First time I read or heard about supercavitation was while reading the Dragon’s Fury series by Jeff Head.