Check out this frightening test firing of the Navy's new EM railgun

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Apr 4, 2017, 9:14 AM EDT (Updated)

Here's a new Navy video demonstrating the shock and awe of its high-tech, electromagnetic railgun during a recent test firing. This behemoth gun spits out lethal non-explosive projectiles at twice the speed of an SR-71 Blackbird at full afterburner with a blistering jetstream tailwind. Each 25-pound projectile is a single bullet filled with tungsten pellets loaded inside an aluminum alloy casing,

The thunderous event took place on November 17, 2016. This mindblowing footage was just released by the Office of Naval Research and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division in Virginia after conducting the first shots of the ginormous railgun at the terminal range. It's intended to be mounted on one of the Navy's latest stealth warships, like the USS Zumwalt, but can be installed or deployed anywhere with a massive 25-megawatt power source nearby, the same amount of electricity required to light up nearly 20,000 homes!

Its Hyper Velocity Projectiles are essentially deadly hypersonic spikes launched like a Main Battle Tank's sabot rounds, streaking toward its target at the rate of 5,600 mph, slicing through concrete and armor plating 100 nautical miles away like a hot knife through butter.

Lock and load for this earth-shattering EM railgun test from BAE Systems and tell us if this is superior firepower at its finest ... and most expensive!

(Via foxtrotalpha)

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