27 January 2021
by Michael Fabey
Continuing research suggests electromagnetic railguns (EMRGs) will be more cost-efficient than traditional weapons in countering future threats, especially when combined with hypervelocity projectile (HVP) technology, according to US Navy (USN) officials.
“Railgun and HVP technology would allow for far cheaper options to counter adversarial threats,” Lieutenant Paul Cross, Naval Strike Missile lead military engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), said in a 26 January USN release on railgun research.
Continuing research suggests electromagnetic railguns (EMRGs) will be more cost-efficient than tradi...