China Gets Critical Engine Technology and in Exchange Will Fix Russian Ships

Russia has provided China with critical navy engine technology which will enable China’s newest destroyers to have enough electrical power for large railguns. China will fix and upgrade Russia’s aircraft carrier and other large ships. Russia is unable to fix or modernize large ships after their only large floating dock sank. This shows that China …

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US Zumwalt Destroyers Getting Anti-ship Missiles Now and Railguns and Lasers Later

The three planned Zumwalt-class ships each have eighty Mk 54 Vertical Launch System cells capable of firing a variety of long-range anti-ship missiles. They will fire * the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile, which is being modified to hit ships at sea; * the anti-air Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM); * the Standard Missile family — …

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Lunar railgun for super-cheap Mars missions and Giant Mars open atmosphere lasers

A magnetic railgun that is only ten meters long can launch from the moon to Mars. It can have less than half the speed of the US Navy railgun. It only needs 3 kilometers per second versus 7 kilometers per second. A light gas gun could also be used. There have been light gas guns …

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China applying naval electromagnetic catapult launch for land based missiles

China is developing the world’s first electromagnetic launched surface-to-surface rocket that offers greater fire range. Conventional rockets rely on chemical explosives or fuel but the new rockets will be launched using additional electromagnetic force, similar to the catapult launchers that China and the United States are developing for their next-generation aircraft carriers. The same technology …

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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 …

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US has epidemic of big project failures – will watch China press its railgun advantage

The US has been trying to develop railguns’s since 2005. The US did complete a prototype landbased 32-megajoule railgun, but failed to put a railgun onto a Navy ship. China has succeeded in putting a railgun onto a navy ship. US Intelligence issued a report that China will have combat-ready mach 7 railguns’s deployed onto …

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China’s future railgun Navy 2025 predicted by US Intelligence

U.S. intelligence believes China’s naval railguns will be operational and fully deployed by 2025. China has been testing a railgun on a naval ship since 2017. China has claimed to have made a breakthrough with medium voltage integrated DC power. This is the key for their future navy. This is also what the US Navy …

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

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 railgun. The same team solved technical issues for shipborne electromagnetic launching systems that will be …

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US Navy fully invested in developing railgun technology

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 Navy is working on the engineering to increase the firing rates and the 80- to …

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