Electromagnetic Railgun Debuted by US Navy

A futuristic weapon which uses electromagnetic energy to send a projectile speeding towards its target at seven times the speed of sound was introduced to the public at the Navy’s Science and Technology Expo last Wednesday.

The railgun sends its missile faster, farther and with greater final impact than a conventional gun using gun powder. Chief of Naval Research, Rear Admiral Nat Winter said that the Navy will most likely have this weapon aboard ships within the next ten years.