Blitzer railgun Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Air Defense


Country of Origin: USA

The Blitzer railgun is a prototype built by General Atomics (GA) for ground and naval air defense missions. The program's objectives are to validate the test launcher and pulse-power capability and ensure the technology is sound. The program is funded privately by GA. Blitzer is currently a single-shot system, but could be modified to fire multiple rounds using existing autoloader technology. The use of electromagnetic force to accelerate the projectile instead of gaseous propellants...

 

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