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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NAVSEA Details At Sea 2016 Railgun Test on JHSV Trenton

USNS Trenton (JHSV-5)Next year Naval Sea Systems Command will conduct the first at sea test of its electromagnetic railgun, hurling a guided 44 pound projectile and hypersonic speeds off the coast of Florida, NAVSEA officials said on Tuesday.

The BAE Systems designed test weapon will be mounted on the newly delivered Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Trenton (JHSV-5) and taken to Eglin Air Force Base’s maritime test range off the Florida panhandle late in the summer of 2016.

The Navy originally planned to use the JHSV USNS Millinocket (JHSV- 3) for the test.

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