Moderator Note: This thread will be for the development of PRC/PLAN Rail Gun and Laser technology and Systems. It will be similar to the: US Navy Laser and Rail Gun Development Thread[ Use this thread for news about Chinese Laser and Rail Gun development, including new systems, tests, pictures, etc. ------------------------------- THREAD STARTS -------------------------------- Recent aggregation of news from Henri K.: On November 13, 2015, an official CASIC article indicated that Institute 206 has made a breakthrough in the development of a CIWS railgun. http://www.fyjs.casic.cn/n355677/n661085/c2449539/content.html However, this shouldn't come as a surprise since the same institute has already published papers regarding the development of railguns and coilguns in February and October. http://www.fyjs.casic.cn/n355677/n661085/c2147640/content.html http://www.fyjs.casic.cn/n355677/n661085/c2430620/content.html According to Henri's sources, the Chinese have formalized a naval railgun project by funding an university and and aerospace groups. He does not know if the railgun CIWS is related to this or not. It seems that the Chinese started development of railguns very early. In 1988, a prototype railgun-coilgun hybrid, dubbed the 303EMG and developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Plasma Physics, shot a 30.2-gram ball at a velocity of 3 km/s. One of the 25 MW compensated pulse alternators was used in multiple gun testbeds. http://www.cpsjournals.org.cn/CN/column/潘垣.pdf Apart from Chinese Academy of Sciences, the 27th Institute of CETC is also working on the railgun. http://www.cetc27.cn/news_detail/newsId=129.html In an article published on February 25, 2014, it was mentioned that a deputy commander of the PLAAF visited a laboratory and attended a test shot. "发射的震撼效果得到张副司令一行的高度肯定，并鼓励课题组尽快将科研成果形成装备，为武器装备建设做出更多贡献。" According to Henri, many documents confirm that the Chinese are working on simultaneous railgun and coilgun projects. Henri tells us to stay tuned.