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Report to Congress on Navy Laser, Railgun and Hypervelocity Projectiles

The following is the June 9, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Lasers, Railgun and Hypervelocity Projectile.

via Federation of American Scientists (fas.org)

  • Ed L

    Rail Gun Technology has been in development since 1918, French inventor Louis Octave Fauchon-Villeplee invented an electric cannon which is an early form of railgun. He filed for a US patent on 1 April 1919, which was issued in July 1922 as patent no. 1,421,435 “Electric Apparatus for Propelling Projectiles”. Plus I remember reading Articles about rail guns in Janes defense weekly since the early 80’s