Railguns are another way the PLAN hopes to get an edge in 21st-century naval warfare.
Just as the U.S. Navy is pulling away from the technology.
This new weapon will fire projectiles at six times the speed of sound.
Britain's naval elite design their ideal stealth ship
Reconnaissance and development
And it already knows which ship they'll go on
All of the battle on a lot less ship
They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.
Robots, railguns, and... a Guinness World Record holder?
First test fire of new prototype is a success
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