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Will the Navy’s decade-long experiment with railguns yield a useful weapon system?

Will the Navy’s decade-long experiment with railguns yield a useful weapon system? AGS stands for Advanced Gun System (currently mounted on Zumwalt-class destroyers) while LRLAP is the Long Range Land Attack Projectile.Replacing expensive SAM batteries with projectile weapons could dramatically cut costs and improve the chance of a ship surviving a pitched battle.

The US Navy's Still Working on a Kick-Ass Railgun

The US Navy's Still Working on a Kick-Ass Railgun Essentially, the weapon uses powerful electrical currents and magnetic fields to launch a projectile tens of thousands of miles per hour.You could fire a small pellet half-way around the planet and still hit a building with the force of a small bomb.