first shot

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A high speed projectile blasted at Mach 5 from the barrel of a gun with nothing more than an electrical pulse. Sounds like sci-fi, doesn't it? Not anymore. Engineers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., successfully fired the first sho

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A high speed projectile blasted at Mach 5 from the barrel of a gun with nothing more than an electrical pulse. Sounds like sci-fi, doesn't it? Not anymore. Engineers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., successfully fired the first shot from the Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun prototype launcher, developed by BAE Systems. The test shot kicks off a two-month-long series of tests to evaluate the first industry-developed EM Railgun that will help bring the U.S. Navy a significant step closer to producing a next-generation, long-range weapon for surface ships. Read more at http://bit.ly/RailGun Discover something new via Military Photography