The Navy’s Electromagnetic Railgun Can Fire Projectiles at Mach 7

It looks like something coming from a “Star Wars” movie, but the Navy’s new railgun is real and ultra-powerful.


This extraordinary piece of weaponry can fire shells at up to 7-times speed of sound to penetrate concrete 100-miles away, or 6 half-inch thick steel plates.

According to Admiral Matthew Klunder, head of US Naval Research Rear, the electromagnetic railgun had already undergone extensive testing on land and is soon to be put on sea trials. It will be mounted on the USNS Millinocket in 2016.


Via TechEBlog

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