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Navy Tests Hyper Velocity Projectiles From Mk 45 Naval Gun

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The U.S. Navy test-fired 20 hyper velocity projectiles from guided missile destroyer USS Dewey into the Pacific Ocean last summer, USNI News reported Tuesday. The ship fired the missiles from its Mk 45 naval gun as part of the effort to expand the weapon's utility against unmanned aircraft and cruise missiles, the report noted.

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Navy Starts Hypervelocity Projectile Developmental Tests

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The U.S. Navy has begun to fire electromagnetic railgun hypervelocity projectiles from an Army howitzer through a series of developmental tests in an effort to expedite the deployment of the rounds to battlefields, Scout Warrior reported Monday. Kris Osborn writes the hypervelocity projectile, which costs $25,000 per round, is designed as a …

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