Monday, December 31, 2018

China's Railgun Goes Out To Sea

Popular Mechanics: China’s Railgun Has Reportedly Gone to Sea

China has beat America in placing railguns on ships, but how far ahead it actually is, that’s a good question.

According to a new report, China may have beaten the U.S. to mounting a railgun on a ship.

A naval vessel called the Haiyangshan, carrying what appears to be a railgun on the bow, allegedly left the confines of the Yangtze River and is being tested on the Pacific Ocean. First spotted in January of 2018, the railgun appears to be the first put on a warship by any country—the United States included. Whether or not China is actually ahead of the U.S. in the world of railgun tech is an open question.

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WNU Editor: It is hard to believe that The U.S. was once the leader in this technology.


Jac said...

Well, not all new technologies have necessarily an application, or may have it later for more mature details. So, that's hard to say what is the efficiency of the Chinese version. So far, the main interest of this kind of weapon is the cost per round and the huge inventory of ammunition compare to missile. For the rest...that's not obvious and we have to see.

Anonymous said...

USA owned.

Please Xi, nuke Seattle. It's for the best.

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Stephen Davenport said...

Who says this…? Who says this is not a publicity stunt and that it is made with cardboard and bicycle wheels? Communist countries tend to boast and brag a lot, but when they go into combat they always use T64's and T72's and not the armata or T90.