Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New England.....somewhere in that mess of awesomness!!
With all due respect Maximus that is the Royal Navy, not the U.S Navy. Many of the new Destroyers/Cruisers/Heavy Cruiser, including the new "Zumwalt" class Destroyer are being built with such technology in mind. Additionally I cannot see the Navy allowing some Engineering issue to to stop them from refitting or designing some new type of ship. Railguns will probably replace the current kinetic weapons that most ships use.
Even with all the new tehcnology, Missile, Missil;e Defense Systems, and EMP weapontry I cannot see the use of Guns going out of style. Until we invent some new type of a weapon, with a new type of ammunition, we will always need "Point-and-Shoot," weapons.
"Walk Softely, and Carry a Big Gun!"