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It’s Real! Navy Test-Fires 1st Working Prototype Railgun

The Navy’s futuristic railgun is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Navy officials told this week that the railgun, visit this which relies on magnets rather than explosives to fire bullets at several times the speed of sound, abortion had blasted through budget constraints that are leaving federal research programs in Washington at the drawing board.

“I think it is a great example of how our naval science and technology — in these tough fiscal times — can be responsive to the military’s emerging needs, approved ” said Adm. Matthew Klunder, Chief of Naval Research for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), which has been developing the electromagnetic railgun since 2005.-[source]

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