A long range weapon designed to overload the target's shields. The heavy kinetic slug it fires is also effective against all but the heaviest armor.
Uses magnetic coils to accelerate a 300mm caseless depleted infernium slug to relativistic speeds. Usually rated at the hundreds of giga-amperes range, rarely exceeding one tera-ampere. Unlike most ballistic weapons, has a very high flux load when fired. Turrets mounted with this system have an extremely poor turn rate.
Very effective weapon whose usefulness is limited by the low reactor power of ships that typically have large ballistic slots.
The Gauss Cannon is a heavy kinetic weapon. Essentially a larger version of the Railgun and Hypervelocity Driver, it is effective at taking down shields and light armor at long range.
Unlike other ballistic weapons, the Gauss Cannon has a blue projectile trail.