Accession Number:

ADP012474

Title:

Results of a Study for a Long Range Coilgun Naval Bombardment System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM

Report Date:

2001-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

We have evaluated the feasibility of a long range bombardment coilgun launcher and a suite of compatible projectiles. We will present an analysis of the technical feasibility, engineering, and systems implementation issues for shipboard mounting and utilization. Some of the key issues that will be presented are prime power requirements, energy storage, target lethality, ground support, and critical issues. Ranges to be studied are hundreds of nautical miles. At the conclusion of the study we will have sufficient analysis and information to define the requirements and plan for a demonstration program.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE