Electromagnetic Railgun Systems

http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Media/Images/igphoto/2001882851/ (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Media/Images/igphoto/2001882851/ (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

What electromagnetic railgun systems are available?

DSIAC staff were requested to research and compile a list of electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) systems currently and/or recently in development.  The inquiry was submitted to better understand the capabilities of EMRG systems to help develop requirements for evaluation, integration, and fielding of EMRG systems. DSIAC personnel conducted a technical literature search on the R&E Gateway to yield multiple documents describing and analyzing EMRG systems. Additionally, unique DSIAC articles on the topic of EMRGs published on the website were identified for the inquirer. Finally, DSIAC staff reached out to subject matter experts for supplemental insight into EMRG systems. The inquirer was supplied a bibliography summary of relevant documents from the R&E Gateway along with direct links to DSIAC web articles on EMRGs.

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Distribution Statement: 
C. Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors.