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Here begins a series of blog entries items of interest as seen at controlled [?] media Russian Times and Sputnik. Thanks to the tip from Jay in all instances.
China si, USA no?
1. "Top US Navy admiral slams $500mn railgun project as a ‘case study’ in failed innovation"
"A $500-million project to develop an American electromagnetic railgun, in the makings for over a decade, should be used as a failed “case study” on how not to develop new weapons systems, a top US admiral has said.
HALF A BILLION DOLLARS [$USD] AND FIFTEEN YEARS AND NO RAILGUN AS ENVISIONED. THE RAILGUN SEEN AS A CHEAP AND DIRTY ALTERNATIVE TO THE ANTI-SHIP MISSILE. BUT NO SOAP AS THEY SAY!!
2. "PHOTOS of Chinese ‘secret railgun’ mounted on ship emerge online"
"The Chinese military may be about to test a railgun at sea. A weapons system of a suitable size has been mounted on one of China’s landing ships, along with several containers of what may be relevant equipment.
Photos of the Type 072 III ship ‘Haiyangshan’ of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) with a suspected railgun on its bow were published by Chinese defense watchers on January 31"
MAYBE THE USA NAVY DOES NOT HAVE A RAILGUN [EVEN AFTER MUCH INTENSIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WITH HIGH HOPES] BUT THE CHINESE DO? TESTING ONLY AT THIS POINT?