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Navy Railgun to go on display in San Diego this summer

Navy Railgun to go on display in San Diego this summer
Railgun is still in testing with first maritime firing a few years away
Read more Apr 8 2014, 1:14pm CDT
 

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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

Source: Slashdot

Jeremiah Cornelius writes: "The U.S. Navy's new railgun technology, developed by General Atomics, uses the Lorentz force in a type of linear, electric motor to hurl a 23-pound projectile at speeds exceeding Mach 7 — in excess of 5,000 mph. The weapon has a range of 100 miles and doesn't require explosive warheads. 'The electromagnetic railgun represents an incredible new offensive capability for the U.S. Navy,' says ...
Full article at: Slashdot Apr 9 2014, 1:02pm CDT
 

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The Navy's Futuristic New Weapon, Explained In 5 GIFs

Source: The Business Insider

The U.S. Navy has been working to create a rail gun prototype at least since 2012. The rail gun, which uses of electromagnetic forces to power projectiles, has already undergone extensive testing on land. It is being touted as being a game-changer in terms of firepower by Navy researchers. Military.com, reporting from the Sea-Air-Space Expo currently underway in National Harbor, Maryland, created a vid ...
Full article at: The Business Insider Apr 9 2014, 12:53pm CDT
 

US navy to deploy electromagnetic railgun that fires at seven times the speed of sound

Source: Times of India

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US navy plans to deploy its first ever electromagnetic railgun, a device that fires projectiles without explosives over a distance of 100 miles and at seven times the spe ...
Full article at: Times of India Apr 9 2014, 10:47am CDT
 

The Navy's electromagnetic railgun that can shoot at seven times the SPEED OF SOUND

Source: Daily Mail

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Capable of hurling projectiles at an incredible 5,400mph, high-energy electromagnetic railguns, long a staple of science fiction, promise to revolutioni ...
Full article at: Daily Mail Apr 9 2014, 8:13am CDT
 

Navy to test electromagnetic gun aboard high-speed vessel in 2016 (VIDEO)

Source: Russia Today

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The rail gun, often likened to something out of “Star Wars,” uses electromagnetic energy to fire 23-pound projectiles up to seven times the speed of sound and over 100 miles. While testing has so far taken place solely on land, the Rear Admiral Matt Klunder of the Naval Research team said that in two years the weapon would be placed on the high-speed USNS Millinocket for sea trials. "It's now reality and it's not ...
Full article at: Russia Today Apr 8 2014, 1:27pm CDT
 

Video: Watch the Navy’s futuristic railgun blow stuff up

Source: BGR

The United States Navy is set to deploy its electromagnetic railgun on one of its joint high-speed vessels (JHSV) in 2016. According to the Navy, the weapon uses “an electromagnetic force - known as the Lorenz Force - to rapidly accelerate and launch a projectile between two conductive rails.” The railgun will be able to fire projectiles at a much higher velocity than current weaponry ...
Full article at: BGR Apr 8 2014, 12:37pm CDT
 

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Futuristic Electromagnetic Railgun Tested By US

Source: Sky News

A weapon which fires relatively cheap projectiles at seven times the speed of sound is to be tested ...
Full article at: Sky News Apr 8 2014, 2:09am CDT
 

Navy's new weapon kills at 7 times the speed of sound

Source: CBS News

A demonstrator hurls a projectile at rio
The electromagnetic rail gun, with its small and relatively inexpensive projectiles, can obliterate incoming missile ...
Full article at: CBS News Apr 7 2014, 10:33pm CDT
 

32-megajoule Prototype Railgun Fires for the Sixth Time in a Week

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Railguns are in testing with the Navy
Read more Feb 29 2012, 12:50pm CST
 


 

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