The Navy has tested one of two new prototype railguns, which can be seen in the video below, and the railgun is a 32 megajoule prototype weapon which has been made by BAE systems, and the device has been fired six times in the last week.
The rounds fired by the gun are only test shots, “non-aerodynamic slugs intended to slow down quickly,” said Tom Boucher, the Navy’s railgun test director at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, Va. “But eventually the program intends to fire a very low-drag, high-speed projectile.”
You can find out more information about the Navy Railgun over at the Navy Times.
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