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

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 play an important role in energy conversion systems. Zhouzhou CRRC Times Electric bought Dynex for …

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