China just tested the world’s most powerful naval gun, and US intelligence says it will be ready for warfare by 2025

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Chinese sailors form an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 6, 2012. (Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images)

 

  • China tested the world’s most powerful naval gun earlier this month and it’s expected to enter China’s arsenal by 2025, according to sources with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report.
  • The warship-mounted electromagnetic railgun was first seen in 2011 and underwent testing in 2014.
  • The Chinese are expected to complete at-sea testing by 2023.

WASHINGTON — China tested the world’s most powerful naval gun earlier this month, and it is expected to be ready for warfare by 2025, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. Continue reading