Popular Mechanics: China’s Railgun Has Reportedly Gone to Sea
China has beat America in placing railguns on ships, but how far ahead it actually is, that’s a good question.
According to a new report, China may have beaten the U.S. to mounting a railgun on a ship.
A naval vessel called the Haiyangshan, carrying what appears to be a railgun on the bow, allegedly left the confines of the Yangtze River and is being tested on the Pacific Ocean. First spotted in January of 2018, the railgun appears to be the first put on a warship by any country—the United States included. Whether or not China is actually ahead of the U.S. in the world of railgun tech is an open question.
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WNU Editor: It is hard to believe that The U.S. was once the leader in this technology.