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Originally posted by Ixtab
Imagine how many lives this new weapon is going save!!!
This type of technology is going to bring freedom and democracy to at least another 2 new countries. Awesome.
Originally posted by yuppa
I just want to see that baby shoot down a missile.
conduct precise naval surface fire support, or land strikes; cruise missile and ballistic missile defense; and surface warfare to deter enemy vessels. Navy planners are targeting a 50- to 100-nautical mile initial capability with expansion up to 220 nautical miles.
ONR began firing railgun slugs in its laboratories in 2008, but this is the first time the Navy has tested the gun from a launcher that resembles what the final weapon system will look like, Roger Ellis, the EM Railgun program officer, said in an interview. Read more: www.foxnews.com...
Originally posted by saveliberty2012really
The railgun could be built in space on a giant scale. This would make defending earth much easier.