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Naval Surface Warfare Center White Sands Detachment commences preliminary railgun shakedown

Monday, June 3, 2019   (0 Comments)

By J.W. Marcum  |  May 31, 2019  |  DVIDS

 

WHITE SANDS, N.M.—Engineers and technicians at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division's (NSWC PHD) White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) Detachment began testing an electromagnetic railgun, May 15.

The test was the first firing series of the newly installed weapon at the site. Subsequent tests will be scheduled, post performance-data analysis, to advance the weapon’s commissioning.

“The installation of the railgun began earlier this year and required a large effort for the mount, gun, power controls, displays and functional ties into the range,” said Site Manager John Winstead. “The object of the test was essentially a shakedown of the newly-installed mount with accompanying power containers, controls and a fully functional execution team.” READ MORE...


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