Everybody must know that America does not play games!
That’s why you do not mess with America unless you want to feel the full power of the U.S. navy!
The railgun will be part of a Navy fleet that envisions future offensive and defensive capabilities being provided in layers: lasers to provide close range defense, railguns to provide medium range attack and defense, and cruise missiles to provide long-range attack.
The rail gun — propelled by an electromagnetic pulse and striking its targets at seven times the speed of sound — introduces what could prove to be a smaller, cheaper, but more destructive weapon that can replace the large, expensive missiles currently stocked on Navy ships.
Using this newly advanced railgun with seven times the firing capability allows for closer more precise targeting and it’s cost effective.
“An electromagnetic rail gun is a gun that uses just electricity, no gun powder and, can shoot a projectile like this, well over 100 miles at Mach 7,” said Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the Chief of Naval Research, which developed the rail gun. “Seven times the speed of sound.”
holding up a slug in his hand, Klunder said: “This is a lab gun, and it shoots a slug about this big. So think about that. A slug that big going Mach 7 puts a hole through six half-inch steel plates this big. Just this little slug.”
“There’s not a thing in the sky that’s going to survive against that.”
A railgun projectile costs about $25,000, and it’s comparatively small, raising the prospect that a ship could stock hundreds.
“Someone may be sending a multimillion-dollar missile at us, and I’m going to take it out with a $25,000 projectile round,” Klunder said. “I’ll take that trade every single day.”
“Unbelievable” may not be a strong enough word to describe this thing! This weapon can dramatically change the way that America fights wars because nowadays it is all about more powerful weapons which are a key element in every war throughout history.
Natalie D. is an American conservative writer! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington.She is a “constitutional conservative”.