GA-EMS will begin testing on 10 megajoule railgun

SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced that its new 10 megajoule (MJ) medium-range, multimission railgun system has completed final assembly and factory-acceptance test and will be transported to Dugway Proving Ground in Utah to begin testing.

designed and built the 10 MJ system for additional flexibility in a smaller footprint for ship, land, and mobile platforms.

The GA-EMS multimission, medium-range railgun weapon system integrates the High Energy Pulsed Power Container (HEPPC), 10 MJ launcher, hypersonic hybrid missile, and fire-control technologies in less space than existing pulsed-power solutions. The HEPPC also tests GA-EMS hypersonic projectiles, which contain a Guidance Control Unit with guidance, navigation, and control software and a control-actuation system.

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