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Huge Power Containers to Drive the Future Railgun at Sea

The US Navy is gearing to take its futuristic Railgun out of the lab where it has been tested for to past eight years. In the next biennium, these mighty weapons will be tested in open firing ranges and eventually at sea, where the futuristic electromagnetic gun will be able to demonstrate its full capacity to fire projectiles at targets 50-100 nautical miles (92 - 185 kilometers) away.

Zumwalt – the Newest Destroyer for the US Navy is Launched

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) successfully launched the Navy's first Zumwalt-class destroyer Oct. 28 at their Bath, Maine shipyard. The future USS Zumwalt...

Future Fires to Focus on Precision, Clean Weapons

A proposed Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GL-SDB) will utilize the MLRS rocket to boost the SDB to a trajectory from where it will be able to continue gliding to its target like it was dropped from a manned aircraft.
In recent years the role of armaments and weapons in military exhibitions is diminishing, reflecting the diminishing role of kinetic effects and the complex public perception as to their role in modern asymmetric warfare. Hence, the armaments and munitions presented at AUSA and the Modern Day Marine Expo emphasized focused precision effect and low collateral damage as outstanding qualities. This reflected the concern of manufacturers and users alike to those issues.

A Step Closer to Railgun Capability – U.S. Navy Fires Record...

On a recent test firing of a U.S. Navy experimental electromagnetic rail gun the Office of Naval Research (ONR) claimed the world record for...

Bath Iron Works, Navy Agree on Building Three DDG-1000 Destroyers

The U.S. Defense Department, the Navy and shipbuilders Bath Iron Works in Maine and Ingalls Shipyards have concluded an agreement to swap the construction...

DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer

DDG 1000 is the first in a class of the U.S. Navy's multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance. The ship's mission is to provide affordable, credible, independent forward presence and deterrence and to operate as an integral part of naval, joint or combined maritime forces.

DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer

// // The U.S. Navy awarded yesterday over half billion US$ for continued detailes design of the Zumwalt class destroyer, DDG-1000. Northrop Grumman Corporation...

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