Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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10 rpm

US Navy Moves Closer to Perfecting Railguns that Fire 10 Rounds per Minute

Firing 10 rounds a minute requires 20 megawatts of power.

Air defense

First Successful Tests of Guided Railgun Hypervelocity Projectiles for US Navy Hailed as a Breakthrough

DoD noted that "if we can close the fire support with a controlled solution," HVPs will be able to shoot down most of the anti-ship missiles in a 100 ASM attack.

Under development

Turkey Reveals Second Railgun Weapon System at IDEF 2017

ASELSAN, however, admitted that Turfan is still in the research and development stage.

The future

US Navy Railguns Ideal for Shore Bombardment and Surface Combat

Big guns for shore bombardment were last used aboard navy warships during the Vietnam War.


Production of US Navy Railgun to Begin in 2019

MMRRWS will complement or replace the navy's 5-inch guns.


Postponement of First Sea Tests for US Navy Railgun Likely

The railgun would have fired GPS-guided hyper velocity projectiles (HVPs) each weighing 44 lbs.


US Navy Tests British-made Railgun for its Warships

It can also fire special hypervelocity projectiles (HVPs) out to 185 km at Mach 6 (7,400 km/h).

Railgun target

Russia Conducts Another Test Firing of its Electromagnetic Railgun

The railgun developed a speed of 3 kilometers per second.

U.S. Navy railgun

US Railguns Being Upgraded to Destroy Supersonic Missiles

HVPs tear towards a target at speeds up to 2,000 meters per second.

Railgun carrier

Type 055 Second Generation Chinese Destroyers to be Armed with Railguns

The Type 055 will see service as escorts to the second Chinese aircraft carrier.

Look, Ma, no powder.

Russia Tests its first EM Railgun but will use it to Study the Universe

China is also actively working on its own EM railgun.

The future

Russian Senator Belittles US Railgun; says Russia Might Respond ‘Asymmetrically’

He noted, however, that Russia was developing its own electromagnetic railgun.


Electromagnetic Railgun to be Tested on US Navy Warship this Summer

The USNS Trenton (T-EPF-5), will be the first warship to mount an EM railgun.

Railgun power.

Power Systems that Fire Electromagnetic Railguns Delivered to U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy is evaluating two EM railgun models.

Future death

Futuristic US Navy Zumwalt Destroyers to be Deployed to the Pacific Facing China

The railgun to be mounted on DDG-1002 will have a range of over 160 km and will fire special hypervelocity rounds.

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