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    Electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher tested in Dahlgren [Image 2 of 2]

    Electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher tested in Dahlgren

    DAHLGREN, VA, UNITED STATES

    02.23.2012

    Photo by John Williams 

    U.S. Navy           

    Gary Bass, left, and Jim Poyner, from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, take measurements after a successful test firing of the Office of Naval Research-funded electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher that was recently installed at a test facility in Dahlgren, Va. The test shots begin a month-long series of full-energy tests to evaluate the first of two industry-built launchers that will help bring the Navy a step closer to producing a next-generation, long-range weapon for surface ships. The new launcher brings advanced material and high-power technologies in a system that now resembles a large-caliber gun.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 02.23.2012
    Date Posted: 02.28.2012 04:25
    Photo ID: 532175
    VIRIN: 120223-N-PO203-235
    Resolution: 3894x2604
    Size: 3.87 MB
    Location: DAHLGREN, VA, US 

    Web Views: 64
    Downloads: 4

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