Similar to the US Navy’s railgun, this one by General Atomics can shoot through still at 1-mile a second. Tom Hurn of General Atomics reports that “the sabot round went seven kilometers downrange after punching through a 1/8-inch thick steel plate.” Continue reading for a video.

General Atomics officials estimate that they could install the weapon on a DDG-51 class destroyer by the end of the decade, according to Hurn.

[via DefenseTechGizmodo]