PLA WEB­SITE CON­FIRMS SEA TRIAL OF SHIPBORNE RAILGUN

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Chi­nese pa­pers have re­vealed, quot­ing del­e­gates of the peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army who are at­tend­ing the an­nual par­lia­men­tary ses­sion in Beijing that sea tests of China’s in­dige­nous elec­tro­mag­netic rail­guns are un­der way. this has been fur­ther con­firmed by a fea­ture on the PLA-run news por­tal 81.cn bout a fe­male lead en­gi­neer who was the brains be­hind a re­peat­ing pul­sat­ing direct cur­rent power sys­tem that could charge the railgun. Zhang Xiao, as­so­ciate re­search fel­low at the Wuhan­based pLA Naval univer­sity of en­gi­neer­ing, said the break­through was a hard­won re­sult af­ter hun­dreds of fail­ures and more than 50,000 tests. she also led a team that scaled the tech­ni­cal hur­dles of in­stalling shipborne elec­tro­mag­netic launch­ing sys­tems, be­lieved to be planned for use in fu­ture Chi­nese air­craft car­ri­ers. the Global times quoted com­men­ta­tors as say­ing that the us used to main­tain a lead in de­vel­op­ing such state-of-the-art power sys­tems, but the break­through could bring the pLA Navy into the same league as the us in railgun de­vel­op­ment and tri­als

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