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How the Navy's super railgun works (animation)

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.

By March 5, 2012


Navy tests railgun that can shoot up to 100 miles

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.

By February 29, 2012


Futuristic Navy railgun with 220-mile range closer to reality

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.

By January 30, 2012