Tuesday, February 21, 2012

U.S. Navy Receives First Industry Built Railgun Prototype

Posted by Unknown Lamer  

from the killing-pirates-with-magnets dept.
Zothecula writes"Two years after BAE Systems was awarded a US$21 million contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop an advanced Electromagnetic Railgun for the U.S. Navy, the company hasdelivered the first industry-built prototype demonstrator to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren. The prototype launcher is now being prepared for testing which is scheduled to take place in the coming weeks."

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