Source: Defense News
quote: The railguns they are developing are not to replace the vulcans on R2D2s. They are being developed as long range naval guns capable of hitting inland some 200 to 250 miles. Travel times would be 30-60 seconds. It would punch through god knows what but won't hit a moving target without guidance systems.
quote: The whole argument is silly. People do not armor missiles against attack from kinetic or explosive weapons
quote: Lasers aren't without their problems either, remember? I think both have a ways to go. But I believe Railguns to be more practical and realistic than laser based systems for actual combat use.