An American prototype of a railgun, the 32-MJ. Japan plans to build a railgun of its own. Photo: Handout
An American prototype of a railgun, the 32-MJ. Japan plans to build a railgun of its own. Photo: Handout
Defence

Japan targets Chinese, North Korean hypersonic missiles with US$56 million railgun plan

  • Advanced anti-missile system would be able to fire rounds at over 2,000 metres per second, offering protection against nuclear-capable hypersonic glide weapons
  • Development is seen as a countermeasure made ‘out of desperation’ against the advances made by Beijing and Pyongyang

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An American prototype of a railgun, the 32-MJ. Japan plans to build a railgun of its own. Photo: Handout
An American prototype of a railgun, the 32-MJ. Japan plans to build a railgun of its own. Photo: Handout
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