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Texas RailGun Demonstrator at ASC 2004

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The Univsersity of Texas at Austin's Institute for Advanced Technology (IAT) Electromagnetic Systems Division showed off it's electromagnetic rail gun (RailGun) technology demonstrator at the 24th Army Science Conference (ASC 2004). Founded in 1990, IAT is an autonomous research unit tasked with aiding the U.S. Army and Navy with electromagnetic rail gun technology. Rail gun are currently being contemplated as a later upgrade on the USA's DD[X] destroyer program, as part of the Army's Future Combat Systems program, and in space. Defense Review has a link filled article with subject matter background, links to military efforts and analysis in this field, additional photos, et. al.

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