General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) is the cutting edge of rail guns and it is capable of sending projectiles towards it’s target at speeds of up to 4,500 miles an hour. That speed is Mach 6 or six times the speed of sound. It has been called “Star Wars” technology and it doesn’t require any chemical propellants but relies on electricity alone. I guess that means all you need is like a really long extension cord?
New test footage shows the enormous weapon, known as the multi-mission Medium Range Railgun Weapon System, fire projectiles into the side of a military-standard vehicle.
The aerodynamic projectiles are filmed travelling through the air in slow motion.
The railgun exceeds accelerations of Mach 6, which is six times the speed of sound.
Upon impact, the side of…