gun launcher

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gun launcher

[′gən ¦lȯnch·ər]
(ordnance)
A gun adapted to launching guided missiles or rockets.
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Dynamic behaviour of the ISL railgun EMA3 under uniformly distributed load moving with various velocities was studied in [20-23].
The US Navy is trying to perfect the technology and adapt the railgun for use on ships.
Even the zingy computer effects for the electromagnetic railguns firing looks a bit ropey these days.
The railgun is expected to increase the military's lethality and effectiveness by firing shells at Mach 6--six times the speed of sound--and hitting targets more than 100 nautical miles away.
K2 Energy Solutions is being awarded a ceiling-priced $81,400,000 firm-fixed price/cost-plus fixed-fee, basic ordering agreement for the fully self-contained battery intermediate energy store system required to power a large modular capacitor bank for the electromagnetic railgun.
After months of speculation of what a "cross between Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table" could be, Musk published a 57-page document on 12 August detailing Hyperloop, explaining how it would work, and how much it would cost - a figure 10 times less than a 130mph train route planned for the same LA-to-San Francisco route by the US government.
The two guns include the free electron laser, essentially a super-powered death ray, and the railgun, which shoots bullets powered not by explosions, but by energy, Fox News reports.
Our current INPs are the electronic railgun, persistent littoral undersea surveillance, enhanced capability for joint sea basing and ship-to-objective maneuver, and improving naval tactical use of space.
Naval Research Laboratory Materials Testing Facility demonstrated, October 31, the one-thousandth successful firing of its Electromagnetic Railgun, reaching a materials testing milestone in the weapon's technological development and future implementation aboard U.
The Department is investing in the technologies that are most relevant to this complex security environment, such as new unmanned systems for the air and sea, a new long-range bomber, and new technologies like the electromagnetic railgun, lasers, and new systems for space and cyberspace, including a few surprising ones.
The US Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) have placed an order with K2 Energy Solutions for an intermediate energy storage battery system for the electromagnetic railgun.
This extra power gives DDG-1000s the ability to operate electrically powered weapons like the electromagnetic railgun, which uses nothing but energy to launch projectiles at speeds up to Mach 7.