Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday November 02, 2011

U.S. Navy Marks Railgun Milestone

The U.S. Navy is celebrating the 1000th successful firing of its massive electromagnetic railgun. Feel free to insert your own "railgun" joke here. big grin

"A railgun weapons system must be able to launch hundreds of projectiles and withstand extreme pressures, currents and temperatures," said NRL Commanding Officer, Capt. Paul Stewart. "Today's firing of the 1,000th shot demonstrates Navy researchers are steadily progressing toward achieving that goal, developing a more effective and efficient future ship combat system."