BAE Systems thinks about the possibility to put electromagnetic railgun on armoured vehicle 2811144
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Military Defense Industry Technology - Railgun for armored vehicle
|Friday, October 28, 2014 10:10 AM|
|BAE Systems thinks about the possibility to put electromagnetic railgun on armoured vehicle.|
BAE Systems has been refining the electromagnetic railgun that it’s been developing for the U.S. Navy. Deployment of a prototype system is scheduled for 2016, but BAE is already looking forward to what might be possible as the technology scales up in power and scales down in size. The first target might be a railgun for the Army’s next-generation Future Fighting Vehicle.
BAE Systems electromagnetic railgun
This fascinating technology, which uses high-power electromagnetic energy instead of explosive chemical propellants to launch projectiles farther and faster than any previous system, is currently in Phase 2 of the program. During this phase, we will advance the railgun by maturing the launcher and pulsed power from a single shot operation to a multi-shot capability. Auto-loading and thermal management systems will also be incorporated.