GA-EMS President Scott Forney holds a railgun projectile. The gray, missile-shaped projectile sits within a sabot, a black casing that guides it down the gun barrel and then falls away. The railgun is only part of the business at the lesser-known unit of General Atomics.

GA-EMS President Scott Forney holds a railgun projectile. The gray, missile-shaped projectile sits within a sabot, a black casing that guides it down the gun barrel and then falls away. The railgun is only part of the business at the lesser-known unit of General Atomics. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

SCOTT FORNEY

Title: President, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

Education: Engineering degree, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Age: 55

Recreation: Forney works out every day and looks forward to more golf and domestic travel

Family: Forney is married and has a son in college

— It is not nearly as fast as a projectile exiting a railgun...

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