Charles St George

Charles St George

Inventor at DREAD/MPDS

General Information

Work Experience

Engineering Manager - Barrett & Company Inc

Affiliations

Founder - Leader Dynamics

Founder - Armtech

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Defense Review - World Exclusive Video! DREAD Weapon System: Devastating, Jam-Proof, and Silent.

The DREAD Weapon System is the brainchild of weapons designer/inventor Charles St. George.
DefRev is not at liberty to publish exactly why the DREAD can't jam, since Mr. St. George hasn't given us permission to describe the gun's operating and feeding mechanisms in any detail. The only thing the DREAD's operator will really have to worry about is running out of ammo, which isn't likely. Any reasonably skilled gunner (Humvee, APC, Apache attack helicopter, etc.--doesn't matter) should be able to avoid running through all 50,000 (or more) rounds of .308 Cal. or 10,000 (or more) rounds of .50 Cal. ammo prematurely, especially when he or she can dial down the DREAD's cyclic rate to 5,000 rpm or slower, if necesssary. Charles St. George, inventor of the DREAD/MPDS (Multiple Projectile Delivery System) Centrifuge Weapon (Centrifuge Gun), can be contacted via email at leaderpropulsion@bellsouth.net. Charles St. George has been working in the small arms field for quite some time, now. He started Leader Dynamics, a small arms design and development firm, in Australia in 1978. This is where he designed and developed the Leader assault rifle. St. George left Leader Dynamics in 1981. In 1982, he formed Armtech (also in Australia). At Armtech, Charles and his team, four men total, including him, created the M18 Assault Rifle, which was subject of a tender. St. George and his team were able to put a technical data package (TDP) together for the M18 and produce a complete, fully interchangeable weapons family, i.e. a light machine gun, assault rifle, and submachine gun, plus 350 production drawings, in 90 days to satisfy the Australian government's 1986 Small Arms Replacement Program's Request for Tender (RFT). St. George simply combined his centrifuge knowledge with his knowledge of infantry small arms to create the DREAD. It should also be mentioned that Mr. St. George was the Engineering Manager at Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. from July 2002 to April 2003. I'm pretty sure Mr. St. George would tell you that the DREAD will be plenty accurate out to greater distances than you might imagine. All in all, I don't think I would buy a used car from Mr. St. George.

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The weapon, called DREAD, was invented by Charles St George, a veteran of the US firearms industry who founded the company Leader Propulsion Systems to promote the idea.He claims a major US defence company has shown an interested in developing it further and has produced a promotional video showing a prototype in action, which can be seen here (Quicktime).He says a new prototype will be developed in August 2005.Write Comment Read more ...

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News - Centrifugal weapon could deliver stealth firepower

The weapon, called DREAD, was invented by Charles St George, a veteran of the US firearms industry who founded the company Leader Propulsion Systems to promote the idea.He claims a major US defence company has shown an interested in developing it further and has produced a promotional video showing a prototype in action, which can be seen here (Quicktime).He says a new prototype will be developed in August 2005.The gun consists of a mounted circular chamber that spins the metal ball bearings to high speed.A release mechanism on one side spits the balls out one behind the other, a handful at a time.St George says the projectiles travel at around 300 metres per second upon release from the weapon, about the same speed as a handgun round.He claims a fully developed DREAD gun would be quieter than a conventional gun, less prone to malfunction, and could contain more ammunition.DREAD also releases its balls in extremely rapid succession, which allows it to unleash formidable firepower against a target.Promotional material for DREAD states: "Due to its extraordinary high rate of fire capability, it delivers its bullets 8.5 millimetres apart, thereby delivering more mass to the target than any other weapon."Overwhelming and devastatingSt George would not specify the range or accuracy of the most recent prototype or explain precisely how the system works, because he says this information could be commercially sensitive.

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