The Navy Plans to Take Old ‘Guns’ And Transform Them Into ‘Hypervelocity’ Weapons

February 15, 2018 5:15 am nationalinterest.org
The Navy Plans to Take Old ‘Guns’ And Transform Them Into ‘Hypervelocity’ Weapons

The Office of Naval Research is currently conducting a Future Naval Capabilities program to mature hypervelocity projectile technologies that support range extension of 5-inch gun capabilities, Colleen O’Rourke, Naval Sea Systems Command spokeswoman, told Warrior Maven. “This effort could potentially transition to a development program; initial studies are being assessed,” she added. Upgraded Mk 45 guns, fired from Navy cruisers and destroyers, can not only attack surface and land targets…

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