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“Ouch” may be the response of despots after learning of America’s new “super-gun” that will have many of those dictators wringing their collective hands in nervous anticipation.

The Navy’s experimental rail-gun fires a hardened projectile at staggering velocity, a battlefield meteorite with the power to blow holes in enemy ships and level terrorist camps.

Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new super-gun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole.

The weapon requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity, a battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep the U.S. ahead of advancing Russian and Chinese weaponry.

In conventional guns, a bullet begins losing acceleration moments after the gunpowder ignites. The rail-gun projectile gains more speed as it travels the length of a 32-foot barrel, exiting the muzzle at 4,500 miles an hour, or more than a mile a second.

“This is going to change the way we fight,” said U.S. Navy Adm. Mat Winter, the head of the Office of Naval Research.

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Provided of course we don’t have some progressive apologist like our current hapless leader in the White House, or his equally corrupt sidekick either selling America’s top secret information or mishandling it on the internet, so hackers can have a field day!

h/t: WSJ

 

 

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