WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Army's Fires Center of Excellence annual Maneuver and Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX) test firings under real world conditions at different locales allowed the company to gather critical data necessary to improve the system's efficiency to meet future mobility requirements, Bucci pointed out.
"[General Atomics] announced… that its Blitzer electromagnetic railgun system was demonstrated at the US Army's Fires Center of Excellence annual Maneuver and Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX), April 4-21 at Fort. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma," the release stated on Monday.
There were eleven firings of the Blitzer railgun during the MFIX event, all at a target with a range greater than previous Blitzer firings, General Atomics noted.
At the completion of MFIX, the railgun system will be transported back to Dugway Proving Ground in the US state of Utah for further testing later this year, General Atomics added.