Published on Feb 19, 2014
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"Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.
That future is now...Rail guns, which have been tested on land in Virginia, fire a projectile at six or seven times the speed of sound — enough velocity to cause severe damage.
The Navy sees them as replacing or supplementing old-school guns, firing lethal projectiles from long distances...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
*Read more here: news.yahoo.com/us-navy-ready-deploy-laser-183035272.html