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USN Cancels Railgun Program   Naval Guns

Started 2-Jul by TonyDiG; 363 views.
roguetechie

From: roguetechie

2-Jul

About damn Time.

Hopefully the railgun isn't a millstone around the neck of the HVP that drags it down though.

The HVP is something worth keeping, especially with how many platforms it can be applied to.

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TonyDiG

From: TonyDiG

3-Jul

Looks like the High Velocity Projectile (HVP) has also been cancelled.

 

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/06/04/it-may-be-end-of-line-navys-hypervelocity-projectile.html

 

This is a bit of a surprise, as it was very recently shown to be able to knock down cruise missiles when fired from a 155 mm cannon.  Apparently, the Navy calculated that it would be too expensive to integrate it into existing tracking and command systems.

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I see that Gatnerd also posted about this cancellation.

  • Edited 03 July 2021 7:34  by  TonyDiG
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