Electromagnetic rocket developed by China


Looking to equip its armed forces with cutting-edge weapons, China is reportedly developing electromagnetic rockets which could be more powerful and more precise than most artillery currently in use the world over.


Electromagnetic rocket developed by China
Electromagnetic rockets, unlike classic artillery, are claimed to be more accurate (Picture source: Eaves Rock)


According to a report in state-run Global Times, China is eying deployment of electromagnetic rockets in Qinghai-Tibet plateau in the south-west region of the country. What could set these apart from conventional artillery systems is that these rockets could make use of electromagnetic force instead of explosive powder for the initial push. This possibly means that in high-altitude regions, lack of oxygen would not result in any malfunction. Military experts in the country have been quoted as saying that if put to use, these rockets could be fired at enemy hundreds of kilometres away without the need to cross mountains.

It is further claimed that electromagnetic rockets could ensure smoother trajectory of the shells, further adding to its precision.


 

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