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Release No: 006-08
January 29, 2008

U.S. Navy Set to Break Electromagnetic Railgun Record

            The Office of Naval Research will test fire an electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Va. on Jan. 31, 2008, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST. The gun will be fired at over 10 megajoules of energy – a power level never before achieved by an EMRG.
            Media interested in covering this event should contact the Office of Naval Research public affairs office at (703) 696-4036 or (703) 588-2167 by close of business today.  More information about the EMRG can be found at http://www.onr.navy.mil .

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