Japan’s newly revealed Railgun compared to China and US Railguns

Japan joins a growing list of countries with active railgun programs. Japan’s railgun is shown in the lab. It seems to be a fairly large railgun at about the level shown by the USA about 8 years ago.

Japan’s electromagnetic railgun weapons system may be used on next-generation destroyers like the Type 27DD.

China is currently in the lead with a railgun deployed to a Navy combat ship.

The US has a large land-based railgun that is being test fired. The US is trying to increase the rate of fire and enabling the system to withstand hundreds of shots.