Our friend (and future poster on NextWar) Bryan McGrath has a series running over at Information Dissemination on what he’s calling “Directed Energy and Electric Weapon Systems,” or DEEWS (apologies for this post’s title, they’re not all lasers). He posted the second of his series on the subject today. The post does a good job breaking down the different emerging technologies, especially if you’re curious about the science behind each concept.
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What’s the deal with railgun….
How long have we been hearing about railgun? It’s been in at least three movies that I can think of going back at least 10 years and yet we arent that close to actual deployment on a real ship.
Railgun has to be affordable for countries other than the U.S. to procure. The kinetic round will be cheap to buy and less dangerous to handle.
Will we ever see it actually on a U.S. ship? I certainly hope so but I doubt we’ll use it to shoot a Decepticon. We’ll use a laser for that!