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Electromagnetic Railgun

Country of Origin: USA


The U.S. Navy is developing the electromagnetic railgun as a long-range weapon for future surface warships. BAE Systems and General Atomics are currently building two competing railgun systems to meet Navy requirements for a 32-megajoule launcher for shipboard applications. The Navy is ultimately seeking to build a tactical shipboard 64-megajoule railgun system. The Marines are interested in the railgun as a naval fire support asset potentially capable of providing fires from...

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