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France Working on Electromagnetic Railgun
« on: December 10, 2017, 11:13:20 AM »
France Working on Electromagnetic Railgun for Naval Application | Navy Recognition - 08 December 2017
A French-German electromagnetic (EM) railgun project was unveiled during the 2017 "DGA Innovations" event hosted by the French defense procurement agency (DGA) yesterday. Launched by the ISL (French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis) in 1987, the project was mostly kept under cover until now.

Industry partners in the project include: Naval Group, ISL, Nexter Systems, Nexter Munitions and MBDA. A Naval Group concept ship (scale model) fitted with EM Railguns is set to be unveiled at Euronaval 2018. DGA and ISL believe that the first practical application for the technology would indeed be in the naval field.

A full scale EM railgun prototype dubbed "Pegasus" was built in 1997 at ISL facility in Eastern France, close to the German border. ISL picture.