Electromagnetic rail guns in the United States is expected to begin deployment of 2020-2022 years
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According to the “Navy insider” January 4, 2010 reported that U.S. officials electromagnetic rail gun project team meeting in early December of the industry revealed that the electromagnetic rail gun is expected to end in 2011, the first phase of testing, and may In 2020-2022 between deployments.
water directed to project manager David Kiel said that the electromagnetic rail gun at the scale model has made significant progress in the next second stage will focus on how to start the actual production of artillery shells and guns work . If all goes well, will enter the technology development phase.
Kiel said the team hopes tested in 2018, in between 2020 and 2022 on the ship began to prepare.
Kiel said the current project faces an obstacle is how to track guns at sea to test this is to enter the technical maturity of 6 (TRL 6) must be considered before the matter.
sea trial of the challenge is to find affordability, with the conditions of the test vessel. T-AKE cargo ship is a lot of the top deck, they must be modified, so the test had to choose container ship demonstration.
electromagnetic rail gun uses electrical pulses along the track to the target firing inert shells, with the goal of kinetic energy instead of explosive damage. This approach can be dangerous to ships carrying explosive substances is minimized. (China Shipping Information Center Peng-Fei Zhu)