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Bang! New Video of the Navy’s Record-Setting Railgun

Bang! New Video of the Navy’s Record-Setting Railgun

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Glenn Anderson | Military.com

January 20, 2011

On Friday December 10th, 2010 BAE Systems tested an experimental Electromagnetic Railgun launcher developed for the Office of Naval Research and showed of the firing potential to some top Navy brass at Dahlgren Weapons Station in Virginia. The highly-publicized shot measured 33-megajoules (MJ) of muzzle energy, almost tripling the previous world record of 10.64 MJ set in January of 2008.

To offer some perspective, a one-ton vehicle moving at 100 MPH equals a single MJ of energy.

BAE, in partenership with SAIC and IAP Research, got the $21million development contract for the system back in February 2009. BAE reached out to us here at DefenseTech and Military​.com this morning with some semi-exclusive video of the test fire. (Update: Well, it was exclusive. It’s now on YouTube as well.)

Read more: http://defensetech.org/2010/12/13/bang/#ixzz1Baq35BMh Defense.org


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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    This would add a whole new demension when LE knocked on the door with a search warrant.

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    jprs89

    over 3 years ago

    516 Comments

    Question,can it be railmounted on an M4/16?!? I know a LOT of fellas who would LOVE that attachment!!!

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    alexy

    over 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    If they made this public can you imagine what the technology and size of the working systems they have?...wow

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Now if we could just get the bad guys to stand in front of it......How we do dat?

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    corylovesandrea

    over 3 years ago

    6224 Comments

    Umm, that may leave a mark... nice weapon.

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    1baggdHD

    over 3 years ago

    1374 Comments

    From a former member of the canoe club- sweet!!!! lol

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