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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

U.S. Navy takes major step towards its first 'rail gun' - a hi-tech electromagnetic weapon that fires projectiles at 5,000MPH

The U.S. navy has awarded a $10 million contract to research a power supply for its hi-tech 'rail gun' - an electromagnetic weapon that hurls projectiles at 5,000 miles per hour.

'This new system will dramatically change how our Navy engages enemies,' said Joe Biondi, vice president of of Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business, which received the contract.

The gun use electromagnetism to hurl projectiles it along a track-like 'rail' instead of down a gun barrel. The shells it fires aren't explosive - they damage targets by sheer force of impact. Read More