Electromagnetic Railgun Gives More Firepower Without Sacrificing Precision

Electromagnetic Railgun Gives More Firepower Without Sacrificing Precision

You love your country, and as technology advances we keep seeing better and more efficient ways to defend ourselves. Right now it looks like the Navy is set on replacing its giant deck guns on ships for a new type of gun. The Navy has been ...

You love your country, and as technology advances we keep seeing better and more efficient ways to defend ourselves. Right now it looks like the Navy is set on replacing its giant deck guns on ships for a new type of gun.

The Navy has been perfecting their electromagnetic railgun for some time and showcased it at the Future Force Expo back in February of this year. So what makes this weapon so special? Well, how often do you see a gun blast through steel plates like paper napkins at an astounding 5600 mph? You’re probably thinking of some gigantic machine that gives up accuracy for firepower, but this precise railgun can shoot from over 100 miles away.

How’s that for skepticism? Looks like the Navy has a great candidate.

Navy Railgun

Source – Technabob

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