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The U.S. Navy is testing a new generation of weapons that can fire missiles at more than 9,000 kilometres an hour

The U.S. Navy is testing a new generation of weapons that can fire missiles at more than 9,000 km/h, called rail-guns and unlike conventional ship-based guns, it's powered by a massive jolt of electro-magnetic energy. Ultimately the Navy wants a gun that can send a bullet 320 kilometres in just six minutes, 10 times farther than any gun in use by the Navy today

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