|U.S. Navy's Rail Gun test on Dec. 9 produced 33 Mega Joules of energy!|
Once you eliminate the need for explosives, especially on a ship, you make it safer for the war fighter and cheaper for the Government to procure the weapon. The projectile from a rail gun moves at 2-3 times the velocity of conventional "big guns" and is capable of hitting targets 100 miles away within one minute. This is really exciting to say the least.
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FOX News Video of the test fire.
- Double Aught