Monday, May 22, 2017

Tests For The U.S. Navy's Railgun Are Accelerating

The Next Big Future: US Railgun is being test fired a few times per hour now and by the end of the year at 10 shots per minute

The US Navy railgun program is making great technical progress according to the Office of Naval Research program manager Tom Boucher.

The Navy is now working towards installing railguns at permanent land-based test sites which would provide more and better data for fewer dollars than an ad hoc installation aboard a repurposed fast transport.

New 32-megajoule railguns have been installed and fired in Virginia and New Mexico.

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Update: Pentagon to Accelerate Rail Gun Hypervelocity Projectile - Fires From Army Howitzer (Scout Warrior)

WNU Editor: The Pentagon is clearly seeing great potential (and applications) for this technology.

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