Electromagnetic Rail Gun Uses 32 MegaJoules of Energy to Launch

Militaries around the world are investing in the research and development of electromagnetic rail guns. They remove the explosive danger of traditional propellants and accelerate projectiles to upwards of 4600 MPH. The rail gun in the video below was developed by BAE Systems for the US Navy for use on warships. It can launch a 25 lb. projectile as far as 100 nautical miles.

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.


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