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chinaChina’s military has confirmed the Navy is testing a railgun at Sea

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China confirms that are testing an electromagnetic railguns on a navy ship. Zhang Xiao, associate research fellow at the Wuhan-based PLA Naval University of Engineering, led a team to develop repeating pulsating direct current power system that could charge the …

armyUS Navy fully invested in developing railgun technology

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Military.com reports that Admiral John Richardson told the House Appropriations subcommittee that the US Navy is fully invested in railgun and is continuing tests. The railgun tests demonstrated it at lower firing rates and … shorter ranges. Now the US …

aircraftChina’s railgun tech uses high power semiconductor technology from an acquired UK company

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The 2008 purchase of Dynex Semiconductor by Chinese railway firm Zhouzhou CRRC Times Electric helped the development of the Chinese navy’s new railguns. Dynex is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-powered semiconductors, including insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs), which …

asiaChina will fortify islands with railguns, drones, missiles and stealthy planes

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China is developing a lead with railgun technology and affordable electromagnetic launchers because it appears to be mastering medium voltage DC power for ships and land bases. By 2022, China should have twenty fortified islands in the South China Sea. …

future weaponsUS losing Navy tech lead because of electrical engineering, project management and corruption problems

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The US is losing its naval military technology lead because of inadequate electrical engineering and problems with large project management and political and industrial corruption. The political and industrial corruption aspect is sen in the high cost of * the …

future weaponsIs China Railgun a Sputnik moment for the USA?

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Just over 60 year ago the Soviet’s launched the basic Sputnik satellite. Sputnik was not a weapon but it showed that the Soviet Union was competitive with US military technology. On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the world’s …

armyIf China is ahead deploying Railguns, electromag catapults and hypersonic weapons

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China seems to have made a lot of progress making more practical electromagnetic catapults for aircraft carriers and such electromagnetic catapults could be scaled to launch large drones from smaller ships. In a presentation at the PLAN University Rear Admiral …

chinaVarious Photos show prototype railgun on a Chinese military ship

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Photos tweeted from Dafeng Cao and many other appears to show that China has mounted a railgun onto a landing ship. Above – Type 072III landing ship tank (LST) Haiyang Shan, #936, would be the world’s first railgun-armed warship. Its …

armyChina may have secret railgun programs that have caught up with the USA

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Popular Science is reporting that China has secret railgun and electromagnetic launcher programs that are competitive with the United States. Above is the US 32 megajoule railgun undergoing rapid fire testing Landbased electromagnetic launchers have been photographed undergoing tests in …

hvpUS Navy Hypervelocity projectiles tests tripled range of 5 inch guns and with superaccuracy

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Navy hypervelocity projectile tests from Navy ships will start soon. The Hyper Velocity Projectile (HVP) is a next-generation, common, low drag, guided projectile capable of executing multiple missions for a number of gun systems. TheUS Navy plans to issue a …