Electromagnetic Rail Gun Program

Cardinal Engineering is supporting the development of the Navy’s Electromagnetic Rail Gun (EMRG), a long-range weapon that fires projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants.  With its increased velocity and extended range, the EMRG will give Sailors a multi-mission capability, allowing them to conduct precise naval surface fire support or land strikes; ship defense; and surface warfare to deter enemy vessels.  Cardinal engineers, working with personnel from the Office of Naval Research, the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren, are providing technical and analytical support in the areas of shipboard integration, pulsed power, high voltage grounding and ship motions.