PILUM: the European Defense Agency launches its electric gun program

It was about time, one might say... The European Defense Agency has announced that it has selected the partners who will participate in the PILUM program, for Projectiles for Increased Long-range effects Using Electro-Magnetics (a bit capilotracted as an acronym), a program aimed at to study and develop a prototype electric gun, or Railgun, in the next two years. The European consortium thus created brings together the French Nexter Systems, Nexter Munitions and Naval Group, the Belgian Von Karman Research Institute, the German Diehl Defence, the Polish Explomet and the Italian ICAR. It will be piloted by the Franco-German Saint-Louis Institute, which has already developed initial expertise in the field, and will be financed by the…

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