From Fiction to Fact: Railgun Technology Poised for US Military Debut
By Michael Bergen · Caitlin Kennedy
Railguns – which use electromagnetic energy instead of chemical propellants – are particularly interesting to those now seeking “Third Offset” technologies. Steady development and recent technological breakthroughs by the DoD mean that an operationally effective, game-changing capability could be available much sooner than conventional wisdom now holds. Much has been written recently about the development of Railguns and how they will provide a strategic and economic advantage to countries employing them. Avascent looks at the threats driving Railgun development and a notional path to its realization. Browse through our infographic collection here.