Newton “The vis insita, or innate force of matter, is a power of resisting by which every body, as much as in it lies, endeavours to preserve its present state, whether it be of rest or of moving uniformly forward in a straight line”.
Once a give elements acceleration exceeds the proportional speed of the electrons ellipse around its nucleus (adjusted for linear time) it will reach a new demarcation between the speed of sound and the speed of light. The element will no longer behave like conventional matter due to compression stress at this velocity. It will in fact convert to the positron of what is currently know as “Dark Matter” in quantities that would take the largest collider hundreds of millions of years to produce. Mach 9.2 is the needed velocity of the projectile. As a railgun collider marriage is the likely genesis for such a project you could have a Rail that benignly passed through matter or annihilates itself and the matter. A rail that enters a collider at the impact box would atomized matter in a way that will open the door for a new age of weapons. The country that solves this first will have the option of world domination. We have no confidence that people who bet such projects understand the implications of such technology so in our view it will sit on the shelf for a while.
The Variable Payload Munition or VPM under ARDEC review as file 2017-04. A proprietary mixture of inexpensive but unconventional metals give you a lighter round with tunable kinetic energy transfer, spalling, range, velocity all in a single sized gel insert. Lower cost, lighter and more lethal at longer ranges.
A series of barrel shaped capsules of non Newtonian Gallium derivatives are placed in the front center of the round behind a hardened head. The increased surface area only nominally effects total volume but dramatically curtails the negative effects on accuracy. The Army’s 1961 study on fluid dynamics in ballistics overlooked this. Concerns of lighter rounds falloff are answered by Gallistan. Non toxic due to Indium and Tin deionization and solid at ignition and after the bullets nose collapses on impact. In addition the separation of fluid(s)allows for the potential to select various reagents to mix on impact. In essence one simple inexpensive lead free round for all missions. Reduction of costs for shipping and deployment would make the round so fiscally efficient that a savings (based on last years 8B round consumption) $10B-$25B annually would pay for another entire weapons platform.
Utilization of fire sprinklers and showers for sovereign or foreign surveillance. As water transmits sound a sound pattern differentiation system like a submarine uses to give tango solutions. System plugs into uthe fire sprinkler network and sort the sounds from each room by distance and frequency. Given to the NSA or CIA it would provide options for surveillance not answered by Eagle Eye.