I agree that it is inefficient. And most people in the DoD/MIC vote based on what will protect their jobs. I suspect that is similar to the majority of people in most any industry though.
What is wrong with rail gun technology though? It's quite possibly the future of all projectile weapons, not to mention could play a big role space launch systems.
** Sorry this was supposed to be posted below Calgary4Paul's comment below.
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