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Naval railguns: Are the US, China pursuing an unworkable weapon?

China confirmed on March 14 that it is conducting sea trials of an electromagnetically fired railgun, a potentially game-changing weapon that can hit targets at up to 7,800 miles per hour. The US Navy’s chief of naval operations called further attention to the futuristic weapon when he told a congressional subcommittee this month that the US – which hasn’t test-fired […]

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