In the race to develop electromagnetic launch (EML) or “railgun” weapons that can travel at speeds as fast as Mach 7, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has taken the pole position.   Chinese military blogs and webpages are carrying images of a new railgun fitted to the bow of a PLA Navy Type 072III landing ship tank near the city of Wuhan. China’s railgun is in a combat-configured turret aboard a ship, implying that ground-based testing has moved to ...

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