One of the most controversial future weapons being developed for military use is the KRISS Super V submachine gun.
.45 Caliber Weapon
The KRISS Super V submachine gun is developed by the Swiss-based company Transcontinental Defense Industries. It is actually one in a series of .45 caliber submachine guns that are being developed for use by militaries around the world. It is known as the "TDI Vector" series of guns. The large caliber of bullet used with the Super V submachine gun makes it a unique future weapon.
The Super V submachine gun is able to fire a .45 caliber round at high speed because the weapon’s recoil and muzzle climb – also known as "kick back" – has been tamed by the designer. The submachine gun’s unique design directs the kick back downwards instead of into a soldier’s arm and shoulder. This makes the weapon easy to use despite the large caliber of bullet.
The KRISS Super V submachine gun is currently in the testing phase with the U.S. military. The weapon is capable of firing 4,500 rounds per minute when set to fully automatic mode. This makes the Super V submachine gun a weapon with unique speed and power. Several militaries around the world have expressed interest in the Super V submachine gun, including Israel and Canada.
Some defense critics have questioned the need for such a powerful weapon. However, Transcontinental Defense Industries has announced that it plans to develop even more powerful high speed weapons that use the same firing mechanism as the KRISS Super V submachine gun – including a 12 gauge shotgun and .50 caliber heavy machine gun.