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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Navy's supersonic electromagnetic rail gun is everything you'd expect

The Department of Defense spends some of the money on developing new a supersonic electromagnetic rail gun. No gunpowder to fire this baby...just electrical current... LOTS of electrical current!

Developed by the folks at BAE Systems, the Navy’s new age cannon will fire missiles at seven times the speed of sound with a range of 50 to 100 miles. This is two and a half times faster and farther than any other artillery.

The high tech howitzer was developed in 2005 and has already cost more than $240 million. The Navy hopes it will be ready for use in 2017...along with drones... not aerial drones... submersible drones.

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