Defence Q&A Does any country still research the railgun?


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The United States Navy recently announced the cancellation of their railgun research program, citing budget constraints and a shift in focus towards other emerging technologies. This decision has led to some speculation regarding the future of railgun technology and whether other countries are still actively pursuing it.

Despite the US Navy's decision, China has continued to make significant progress in railgun research and development. In 2018, they successfully tested a prototype of their railgun and have since continued to invest in the technology. This has led some experts to suggest that China could be the first country to deploy a fully functional railgun on a naval vessel.

Which countries, other than the US and China, are actively researching and developing railgun technology?

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