BAE Systems, a British multinational defense / security / aerospace company, has developed a massive 36-foot electromagnetic rail gun. Situated “inside the 12-meter barrel is an aluminum projectile that is propelled from the cannon using one million amps of juice towards its target; the explosion you’ll bear witness to is from the ampage flowing through the gun’s massive barrel combined with the hypersonic speed of the bullet.” Continue reading for a video.

When the Navy adopts the technology – testing will occur for another 5 years – the aim (pardon the pun) of the railgun is to fire multiple projectiles miles across the ocean’s surface without draining the power of the battle ship.

[via GadgetReview]

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