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New tech in warfare

A Chinese navy warship armed with what looks like a mounted electromagnetic railgun has apparently set sail, possibly for testing in the open ocean.

The Type 072II Yuting-class tank landing ship "Haiyang Shan" and its weapon were spotted along the Yangtze River at the Wuchang Shipyard in Wuhan earlier this year.

This should concern the American allies around China:

China appears to be making progress as it moves toward mounting railguns on combat-ready warships, such as the new Type 055 stealth destroyers, rather than test bed ships like the Haiyang Shan. The US military, on the other hand, has yet to put the powerful gun on a naval vessel, even though railgun development began over a decade ago.

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