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BAE Systems Electromagnetic Railgun
« on: October 30, 2020, 02:25:30 AM »
https://www.militaryaerospace.com/power/article/16725969/bae-systems-to-continue-development-of-shipboard-power-for-navys-electromagnetic-railgun

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BAE Systems to continue development of shipboard power for Navy's electromagnetic railgun

WASHINGTON, 9 Jan. 2017. Shipboard power experts at BAE Systems are continuing their work to develop a containerized pulse power unit for the U.S. Navy's future electromagnetic railgun -- a long-range shipboard weapon that fires projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants.

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This future shipboard weapon will use magnetic fields created by high electrical currents accelerate a sliding metal conductor between two rails to launch projectiles at 4,500 miles per hour -- or nearly six times the speed of sound.


BAE Systems to continue development of shipboard power for Navy's electromagnetic railgun. Photo by BAE Systems

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