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Blitzer railgun tests continue

12th May 2017 - 14:39 GMT | by Alice Budge in London

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General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced on 10 May the successful test firing of hypersonic projectiles from the 3MJ Blitzer railgun system.

During multiple firings form the Blitzer railgun, the missiles were launched at an acceleration of over 30,000g at the US Army Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.

Nick Bucci, vice president missile defence and space systems, said the company was 'building on the successes over the past year to advance both our Blitzer railgun systems and hypersonic projectile capabilities'.

Bucci also stated that GA-EMS is 'on track to conduct another series of tests using the Blitzer 10MJ railgun

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