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WATCH: Russia’s latest weapon can fire 1,800 rounds per MINUTE and hit targets a MILE away

RUSSIA has released video footage of its latest piece of war kit – a rapid-fire cannon capable of shooting 1,800 rounds a minute.


The weapon, which is designed for use on the T-50 fifth-generation fighter jet, was tested at a military research centre outside Moscow.

Mounted on a fixed stand designed to simulate the wing of a Russian jet, the 9-А1-4071K – as it is called – was filmed during a live test-fire.

The gun’s manufacturers claim it is capable of piercing modern armoured vehicles and marks a significant step forward in weapons development for the Russian military.

The machinery makes use of a new evaporation cooling system which allows it to fire at a high speed inside a heated barrel without risking early detonation of the rounds.

The bullets are said to be accurate at up to 800m against aerial targets and can hit ground-based targets from 1,800m away.

Russia’s defence ministry has kept most of


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