San Diego Business Journal

A More Compact Power Source Increases Railgun’s Punishing Possibilities

By Brad Graves Originally published March 16, 2017 at 3:36 p.m., updated March 16, 2017 at 3:36 p.m.
   

One of two electromagnetic railgun prototypes on display aboard the USS Millinocket in port at Naval Base San Diego. The railguns are being displayed in San Diego as part of the Electromagnetic Launch Symposium. 
Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristopher Kirsop

One of two electromagnetic railgun prototypes on display aboard the USS Millinocket in port at Naval Base San Diego. The railguns are being displayed in San Diego as part of the Electromagnetic Launch Symposium. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristopher Kirsop

— General Atomics is packing a lot of oomph into a small package, with the hope of better powering a futuristic weapon called a railgun...

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