Navy’s electromagnetic railgun Successfully Fires Multi-Shot Salvos (Video)

September 18, 2017 — by feedmeister1


    The Office of Naval Research (ONR) demonstrates the Navy’s electromagnetic railgun initial rep-rate fires of multi-shot salvos at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. The revolutionary railgun relies on a massive electrical pulse, rather than gunpowder or other chemical propellants, to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles – and at speeds that exceed Mach 6.     

SOURCE: usnavyresearch on Youtube


Darpa Smart Bullet changes direction in mid-air (Video)

July 12, 2014 — by feedmeister0

Watch as DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program that theyrecently conducted demonstrates the first successful live-fire tests using in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. This video shows EXACTO rounds maneuvering in flight to hit targets that are offset from where the sniper rifle is initially aimed. EXACTO’s specially designed ammunition and real-time optical guidance system help track and direct projectiles to their targets by compensating for weather, wind, target movement and other factors that could impede successful aim.