Electromagnetic Railgun Firing Hypervelocity Projectile @ Mach 7

Electromagnetic Railgun Firing Hypervelocity Projectile @ Mach 7

Watch Hyper Velocity Projectile (HVP) being demonstrated at U.S. Navy’s research labs.

The HVP is a next-generation, common, low drag, guided projectile capable of completing multiple missions for gun systems such as the Navy 5-Inch, 155-mm, and future railguns. Types of missions performed will depend on gun system and platform. The program goal is to address mission requirements in the areas of Naval Surface Fire Support , Cruise Missile Defense, Anti-Surface Warfare and other future Naval mission areas. HVP’s low drag aerodynamic design enables high-velocity, maneuverability and decreased time-to-target. These attributes coupled with accurate guidance electronics provide low-cost mission effectiveness against current threats and the ability to adapt to air and surface threats of the future. (www.onr.navy.mil/en/Media-Center/Fact-Sheets/Hypervelocity-Projectile.aspx)

“Energetic weapons, such as EM railguns, are the future of naval combat,” said Rear Adm. Matt Klunder, the chief of naval research. “The U.S. Navy is at the forefront of this game-changing technology.”

Courtesy Video | Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division | Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

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