Loading...

Phalanx CIWS Close-in Weapon System In Action - US Navy's Deadly Autocannon

1,792,186 views

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Apr 28, 2015

Footage of the Phalanx CIWS Close-in Weapon System in various target practicing exercises.

The Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) was developed as the last line of automated weapons defense (terminal defense or point defense) against anti-ship missiles (AShMs), including high-g and maneuvering sea-skimmers. The basis of the system is the M61 Vulcan Gatling gun autocannon.

Consisting of a radar-guided 20 mm (0.79 in) Gatling gun mounted on a swiveling base, the Phalanx has been used by Navies around the world.

The CIWS is designed to be the last line of defense against anti-ship missiles. Due to its design criteria, its effective range is very short relative to the range of modern ASMs, from 1 to 5 nautical miles (9 km). The gun mount moves at a very high speed and with great precision. The system takes minimal inputs from the ship, making it capable of functioning despite potential damage to the ship. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalanx_CIWS) Credit: PO3 Samuel Souvannason, PO1 Henry Dunphy, SN David Flewellyn, SN Patrick Dionne. Additional editing: AiirSource

AiirSource℠ covers military events and missions from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
http://youtube.com/AiirSource

Like & share this video to show your support for the troops!
Subscribe to stay updated on all the top stories:
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...

Stay connected with us here:
Google+ http://google.com/+AiirSource
Facebook http://facebook.com/AiirSource
Twitter @AiirSource http://twitter.com/AiirSource

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...