PILUM is a project funded under the program PADR which is part of the military funding from the EU.


This project is a feasibility study on the use of the electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) as a long-range artillery system. Due to the significantly higher projectile velocities that can be achieved with an EMRG compared to conventional artillery, strike distances up to 200 km and above can be envisaged. The combination of both the EMRG and novel hypervelocity projectiles results in the disruptive concept of a future complementary artillery system. The project will further examine the possibility of integrating the EMRG into terrestrial and naval platforms.

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Project start2021-04-01

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