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Is the U.S. Navy Building the Ultimate 'Big Gun': A Rail Gun with a 100 Mile Range?

Kris Osborn Security, Coming soon to a war near you?  Propelled by an electrical current and traveling at speeds up to Mach 7.5, the US Navy's Hyper Velocity Projectile can shoot out of a rail gun to destroy enemy ships, vehicles and missiles at ranges up to 100 nautical miles.  The promise of this seemingly futuristic weapon system is no longer a thing of mystery, speculation or sci-fi movies but rather something nearing operational use in combat.
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