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>"The secretary also touted "gun-based missile defense, where we're taking the same hypervelocity smart projectile developed for the electromagnetic railgun, and using it for point defense by firing it with artillery we already have in our inventory."
The hypervelocity railgun projectiles would be adapted for the five-inch deck guns of the Navy and the 155mm howitzers of the Army's M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer, Carter said.
>"This way, instead of spending more money on more expensive interceptors, we can turn past offense into future defense – defeating incoming missile raids at much lower cost per round, and thereby imposing higher costs on the attacker," he said.
>"In fact, we tested the first shots of the hypervelocity projectile out of a Paladin a little over a month ago, and we found that it also significantly increases the range," Carter said."
So, do you think that battleships have a chance to reappear in the future?