A railgun is a weapon that uses electromagnetic force to launch high velocity projectiles. Instead of using explosives, it uses high velocity, mass and kinetic energy to cause damage. It is estimated that these guns may achieve higher velocity and range when compared with the conventional guns.

The US Navy has shut down the project involving the development of this futuristic weapon, which can fire projectiles to the maximum of 7 times the speed of sound using electricity. It is currently shifting its focus to hypersonic missiles to compete with the rivaling armed forces of China and Russia.

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