Long Shot

Sweetman, Bill
January 2011
Defense Technology International;Jan2011, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports on the efforts of the U.S. Navy to develop railguns as a future weapon. A demonstration was conducted by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in December 2010, which set a record for muzzle energy from a railgun, 33 megajoules. Railguns can be used for defense against antiship cruise missiles. Prototypes will be delivered by industry partners BAE Systems and General Atomics (GA) using composite-wound barrels in 2012.


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