31 May '16, 3pm

[email protected]'s railgun fires shots 6x faster than sound. Check it out:

Raytheon puts the power behind Navy's new Mach 6 railgun Share The shell screams down the rails at six times the speed of sound – so fast the air catches fire. It launches out over the open sea, and in about four minutes, it will strike a target more than 100 miles away. That's the power of the U.S. Navy's new railgun, a futuristic weapon that fires projectiles at hypersonic speeds using electromagnetic energy instead of rocket motors or explosive charges. Shooting something so far and so fast requires an immense burst of electric energy, and Raytheon is building a system to provide it. The company delivered the first piece of that system to the Navy in February, a crucial step forward in the testing and fielding of a weapon that physicists and engineers have been trying to build for about a century. “People who have spent their lives trying to make this a reality are exci...

Full article: http://www.raytheon.com/news/feature/railgun.html?WT.mc_i...

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