Video: Is navy’s hypersonic railgun is a game-changer?

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The U.S. Navy may be well on its way toward obtaining a breakthrough weapon that can hit enemy targets located hundreds of miles away in less time than it takes to heat up a microwave dinner.Defense firm General Atomics’ has recently released a video that demonstrates the long-range destructive capabilities of a high-speed railgun prototype known as the “Blitzer.” During tests, rounds fired from the gun blasted right through a 1/8-inch thick steel plate located 100 meters downrange and continued to travel more than four miles at mach five speed. In layman’s terms, that’s about 4,000 miles an hour at zero elevation.

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