TITLE

Barrels Still Needed at Sea

AUTHOR(S)
Withington, Thomas
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Armada International;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how even with the advent of missiles naval guns are still considered indispensable weapons on warship decks. It talks about how gun manufacturers such as BAE Systems, Rheinmettal and Italy's Oto Melara are developing modern naval guns with vastly improved range and power. It cites that the U.S. Navy has asked BAE Systems for heavier guns with more striking power but could abandon traditional design in favor of an electromagnetic weapon with a hitting power of approximately 64 megajoules of energy.
ACCESSION #
43678715

 

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