Sci-Fi Visions

US Navy Set to Unveil Electromagnetic Weapon Technology

Matthew LincolnJanuary 15th 2015
  • “The Electromagnetic Railgun is among several disruptive capabilities that the Naval Research Enterprise is championing to ensure a dominant, capable and relevant naval force for the future,” chief of naval research Rear Adm. Mat Winter said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • It will be tested at sea in 2016. The technology uses high electrical currents to generate a magnetic field to launch projectiles at distances in excess of 100 nautical miles and at six times the speed of sound, researchers said.
  • The weapon will be presented before the public on February 4-5 at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO in Washington

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