The Electromagnetic Railgun for Naval Surface Fire Support is being developed by the Office of Naval Research as the next generation propulsion technology. Boeing is providing the hypervelocity guided projectile configurations for ship defense and naval surface fire support. Rail guns use electromagnetic force to accelerate projectiles to higher velocities than can be achieved using propellant.
The Electromagnetic Railgun for Air and Missile Defense will provide low-cost, extended keep-out capability for broad spectrum point defense. Boeing is providing the projectile configurations for ship defense, and naval surface fire support. Advancements in this technology give the war fighter a reduced logistics burden without the need for propellants.
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