A high-speed camera captures the first full-energy shots from the Office of Naval Research-funded electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher, Feb. 23, 2012, at a test facility in Dahlgren, Virginia. (Photo by John F. Williams/U.S. Navy)

Navy to Fire Electromagnetic Rail Gun at Sea

The U.S. Navy plans to test-fire a long-range electromagnetic weapon against a floating target at sea later this year as part of the fast-paced development…

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Britain’s Future Warship: The Dreadnought 2050

  The British defense firm Startpoint Group this week released conceptual images of a future warship dubbed The Dreadnought 2050. The sleek-looking trimaran whose name…