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The Taiwanese animators at NMA News have put together a primer on how the electromagnetic railgun works. Whether they've got it right is anyone's guess.
The Office of Naval Research is evaluating railgun prototypes from BAE Systems and General Atomics. One test has just been completed, and another will take place in April.
A $10 million contract with Raytheon for the Pulse Forming Network means that the newfangled weapon system, which uses electromagnetic energy instead of explosives to fire, is one step closer to deployment.