This particular rail gun delivers fire from up to 220 miles in range, around 10 times the distance capable of standard ship mounted guns with rounds landing more swiftly and with little or no warning compared to a volley of Tomahawk cruise missiles.
BAE was awarded the contract to build the prototype in July 2006.
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- "BAE Producing Scaled-Down Rail Gun Naval Weapon". Defense Industry Daily. 2006-07-10.
- "The Kirkcudbright Electromagnetic Launch Facility (Abstract)".
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