This is the definition of highly specialized ammunition.
This new round from DSG ammunition was designed for use underwater. It employs an effect called super cavitation to slice through the water unlike traditional bullets which only travel a few feet submerged.
Here’s what the manufacturer says about the new round on their website.
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 oﬀer 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 that operates submerged.
As an interesting side effect of the design it can also slice through ballistic gel like air. In this test it penetrates 13 feet of gel. That’s the most extreme penetration we have ever seen in a gel test.
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