Top US Navy admiral slams $500mn railgun project as a ‘case study’ in failed innovation | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


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.

“I would say that railgun is kind of the case study that would say 'This is how innovation maybe shouldn't happen,'” the chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, told the Atlantic Council. “It's been around, I think, for about 15 years, maybe 20. So ‘rapid’ doesn't come to mind when you’re talking about timeframes like that.”

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It's a subset of Project High Altitude Wile E Coyote

George

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