Railgun being developed for Navy warship — 5 cool things it will be able to do
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(AP) — A super-powerful gun that shoots rounds more than 100 miles away — at several times the speed of sound — is being developed for Navy warships. The weapon is known as an electromagnetic railgun. It consists of parallel rails and uses a
At least this program didn't get cut. From the Office of Naval Research: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 28, 2012 By Grace Jean, Office of Naval.
The electromagnetic railgun launcher is a long-range weapon that fires projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants; magnetic fields created by high electrical currents accelerate a sliding metal conductor,
No better proof of this point can be found than Tuesday's announcement by the Navy that they are testing a new railgun, a weapon that has the potential to change military strategy, foreign policy, and America's role in foreign affairs in this decade