欧防局建立“电磁轨道炮创新联合体” 9个成员单位组成(英文)

2020-06-14 智邦网

编译 致远

据defenseworld网2020年6月13日报道,欧洲防务局 (EDA)选出9个成员单位组成“电磁轨道炮创新联合体”,作为该局摆脱对美国尖端国防高技术依赖的计划之一。

EDA在对承担电磁轨道炮研究项目相关单位综合选择的基础上,组建起“用电磁轨道炮增加发射武器远程效果”( PILUM )联合体。

PILUM计划作为欧洲委员会提供基金、欧防局管理的“国防研究预备行动研究计划”(PADR) 的组成部分,计划持续两年,旨在演示轨道炮能准确发射几百公里距离的高速炮弹。

该技术能以高超音速增加五倍射程。

 PILUM联合体的9个成员团队:

  • Franco-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL)
    electromagnetic acceleration and project coordinator,
  • The Von Karman Research Institute (Belgium) specializing in fluid dynamics and propulsion
  • Two system integrators: Naval Group and Nexter Systems (France)
  • Two manufacturers of ammunition: Diehl Defense (Germany) and Nexter Munitions (France)
  • Explomet (Poland), an SME specializing in the coating of metals by explosion
  • ICAR (Italy), manufacturer of high density electrical capacitors
  • Erdyn Consultants (France), expert in the management of European collaborative projects

Naval Group in 9-member European Consortium to Develop Electromagnetic Railgun

The European Defence Agency (EDA) has selected a nine-member consortium to build an “innovative electromagnetic railgun,” as part of the EDA’s plan to break free from depending upon the United States for cutting-edge defense technology.

The PILUM (Projectiles for Increased Long-range effects Using ElectroMagnetic railgun) consortium was selected a year after the EDA called for applicants to conduct a research project on an electromagnetic rail gun. The PILUM project is an integral part of the preparatory action research program on defense research (PADR) funded by the European Commission and managed by the European Defense Agency.

This project, planned to last two years, aims to demonstrate that a rail gun is capable of launching hyper-velocity projectiles with precision over a distance of several hundred kilometers. This new technology can reach a hypersonic speed increasing the range of the shooting by a factor of five, Naval Group said in a statement on June 11.

Rail gun technology is able to accelerate a projectile at initial speeds much higher than those obtained with powder cannons. This is due to the electromagnetic force of high voltage currents flowing in conductive rails. 

Initially, the objective of the project will be to validate the concept of the gun based on numerical simulations and scientific experiments, followed by a study which considers the integration of the rail gun in land and naval platforms. This project represents a decisive new step towards the development of a full-size demonstrator in the coming years. It also includes a work of reflection on concepts allowing to envisage future applications.

The project will also examine the possibility of integrating the railgun into terrestrial and naval platforms.

PILUM Consortium’s nine-member team:

  • Franco-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL)
    electromagnetic acceleration and project coordinator,
  • The Von Karman Research Institute (Belgium) specializing in fluid dynamics and propulsion
  • Two system integrators: Naval Group and Nexter Systems (France)
  • Two manufacturers of ammunition: Diehl Defense (Germany) and Nexter Munitions (France)
  • Explomet (Poland), an SME specializing in the coating of metals by explosion
  • ICAR (Italy), manufacturer of high density electrical capacitors
  • Erdyn Consultants (France), expert in the management of European collaborative projects
Naval Group in 9-member European Consortium to Develop Electromagnetic Railgun
Electromagnetic Railgun in a naval environment: EDA illustration

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