Feb 4, 2023

China: New hypersonic generator ‘capable’ of powering future weapons

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“If this technology finds an application in power generation, we may owe the hypersonic weapons a big ‘thank you,’” says a researcher.

A team of researchers from Beijing has created a generator “capable” of converting hot gas at hypersonic speeds into a powerful electric current.

The researchers claimed that the magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) generator yielded more than ten times the power generated in previous experiments.

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The electricity generated can be used to power military lasers, microwave weapons, rail guns, and other pulsed energy weapons, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday.


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  1. Panashe says:

    Fascinating usually magnetohydrodynamic generators are things of science fiction but the Chinese have managed to build one