defense | Reports of US Navy railgun being abandoned are premature

Reports of US Navy railgun being abandoned are premature

Budget for 2019 fiscal year shows R&D for naval supergun will continue, with efforts perhaps nudged by recent photos of a purported railgun in China

A high-speed camera image of the Office of Naval Research's Electromagnetic Railgun firing a world-record setting 33 mega-joule shot. Photo: US Navy via AFP/John F Williams
A high-speed camera image of the Office of Naval Research's Electromagnetic Railgun firing a world-record setting 33 mega-joule shot. Photo: US Navy via AFP/John F Williams
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