Japan to Use Railguns to Counter Hypersonic Threat

January 7, 2022

Sub-Calibre Prototype Already Achieving Mach 6

The Japanese MoD is increasing funding for development of electromagnetic (EM) railguns and examining the possibility of using such systems to counter hypersonic weapons.

Specifically, the ministry’s Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) has been allocated ¥6.5 billion ($56 million) for FY2022, which starts in April, to fund efforts to complete the development of an EM railgun weapon system by FY2026.…

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