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DoD Lab Day 2017

Navy Railgun Ramps Up in Test Shots

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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PENTAGON: Consider 35 pounds of metal moving at Mach 5.8. Ten shots per minute. 1,000 shots before the barrel wears out under the enormous pressures. That’s the devastating firepower the Navy railgun program aims to deliver in the next two years, and they’re well on their way. “We continue to make great technical progress,” said… Keep reading →

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