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  Haze Gray & Underway Photo Feature: USS Lake Erie (CG 70)
The starboard-side Phalanx CIWS is in the center of the view, with the starboard SLQ-32(V)3 electronic warfare antenna system below.
The port CIWS is mostly obscured behind structure and a communications antenna dome.
View of the port and starboard Phalanx CIWS mounts.
www.hazegray.org /features/cg70   (463 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Active protection system
Phalanx CIWS A Close-in weapon system (CIWS) is a naval shipboard weapon system for detecting and destroying incoming anti-ship missiles and enemy aircraft at short range (the threat(s) having penetrated the ships available outer defences).
Block 0 CIWS The Phalanx CIWS (Close-in weapon system, pronounced see-whizz) is an anti-missile system that was designed and manufactured by the General Dynamics Corporation, Pomona Division.
Goalkeeper CIWS Goalkeeper is a Dutch close-in weapon system, the purpose of which is to defend a ship against incoming missiles and ballistic shells.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Active-protection-system   (1179 words)

  
  phalanx - Encyclopedia.com
Use of the phalanx reached its apex when Philip II and Alexander the Great used the great Macedonian phalanx (16 deep and armed with the sarissa, a spear c.13 ft/4 m long) to conquer all Greece and the Middle East.
Later, the Macedonian phalanx deteriorated and had few Macedonians in it; it was defeated in several battles with the Romans who conquered (168 BC) the Macedonians at Pydna.
A phalanx of John Kerry's former swift-boat comrades from Vietnam held a press conference in Washington to pronounce him unfit to be president of the United States.(The Week)(Brief Article)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-phalanx.html   (492 words)

  
  Phalanx CIWS
The Phalanx CIWS (Close-in Weapon System, pronounced see-whizz) is an anti-missile system designed and manufactured by Raytheon Systems Company.
CIWS has been developed through a number of different configurations.
The Block 1B PSuM (Phalanx Surface Mode, 1999) adds a forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensor to the Block 1A to allow the weapon to be used against surface targets, this addition was developed to attack modern smaller vessel threats in littoral waters and to improve the weapon's performance against slower low-flying aircraft.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ci/CIWS.html   (231 words)

  
 Phalanx CIWS
The Phalanx CIWS (Close-in weapon system, pronounced see-whizz) is an anti-missile system designed and manufactured by Raytheon Company.
The Block 1B PSuM (Phalanx Surface Mode, 1999) adds a forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensor to allow the weapon to be used against surface targets.
The US and Canada are in the process of upgrading all their Phalanx systems to the Block 1B configuration.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/p/ph/phalanx_ciws.html   (382 words)

  
 USSBiddle.org | Trivia | CIWS
Phalanx underwent operational tests and evaluation onboard USS Bigelow in 1977, and exceeded maintenance and reliability specifications.
Phalanx is a point-defense, total-weapon system consisting of two 20mm gun mounts that provide a terminal defense against incoming air targets.
CIWS, without assistance from other shipboard systems, will automatically engage incoming anti-ship missiles and high-speed, low-level aircraft that have penetrated the ship primary defense envelope.
www.ussbiddle.org /trivia/ciws.html   (335 words)

  
 Villagers with Torches: Phalanx + Off the Shelf weapons laser = Raytheon's quick thinking
Interest in the Phalanx CIWS has spiked in recent months following the massive Katyusha rocket mortar bombardment of northern Israel by Hezbollah in their brief conflict this summer.
The radar-guided, rapid-firing Phalanx CIWS is a worthy successor to the Gatling.
The success of the Phalanx CIWS is a demonstration of how even in the most ambitiously cutting edge fields of military technology, sometimes the best forms of defense employ simple, low tech principles combined with modern high tech ones.
vwt.d2g.com:8081 /2007/01/phalanx_off_the_shelf_weapons.html   (1000 words)

  
 Phalanx CIWS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Navy has unofficially nicknamed the Phalanx CIWS R2D2 after the prominent radar dome on top.
The Navy claims that it is the only deployed system which will automatically detect and engage targets with no human intervention.
Because Phalanx's range is insufficient for safety from modern supersonic missiles, it is being phased out and replaced by the RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/p/ph/phalanx_ciws.html   (369 words)

  
 Raytheon Newsroom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Phalanx work is an important part of the many systems and services that Raytheon provides to the Canadian Navy, and supporting the Canadian Forces continues to be a key priority for Raytheon Canada," said David O'Blenis, president of Raytheon Canada.
Phalanx detects, tracks and engages small surface craft and mines, low-slow aircraft and helicopters, and high-G anti-ship missiles.
It enables Phalanx to: engage surface targets day or night, defend against small high speed surface craft, detect and engage low speed air targets, and maintain its primary role of defense against current anti-air warfare threats.
www.raytheon.ca /story/loadstory_print.php?id=20041215001   (577 words)

  
 Phalanx CIWS Information
The Phalanx CIWS (Close-in weapon system, pronounced see-whizz) is an anti-missile system that was designed and manufactured by the General Dynamics Corporation, Pomona Division.
The CIWS has only the data it collects in real time from the radars to decide if the target is a threat and to engage it.
In February 1991, during the first Gulf War, the USS Missouri and the Phalanx-equipped USS Jarrett were in the vicinity of an Iraqi Silkworm missile (often referred to as the 'Seersucker') that had been fired, either at Missouri or at the nearby HMS Gloucester.
www.bookrags.com /Phalanx_weapon_system   (1859 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Phalanx CIWS (Close-in weapon system, pronounced see-wiz) is an anti-missile system that was designed and manufactured by the General Dynamics Corporation, Pomona Division.
Because of their distinctive barrel-shaped radome and their automated nature of operation, Phalanx CIWS units are sometimes nicknamed R2-D2s, after the famous droid from Star Wars.
Phalanx is considered inadequate against some modern threats and is being gradually supplemented and replaced by the Rolling Airframe Missile, which has greater range and higher hit probability.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Phalanx_CIWS   (1628 words)

  
 Raytheon Company: Products & Services: Phalanx
The Phalanx CIWS advanced radar-controlled gun system provides superior defense against close-in air and surface threats.
The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled, radar-guided gun system designed to defeat anti-ship missiles and other close-in air and surface threats.  A self-contained package, Phalanx automatically carries out functions usually performed by multiple systems -- including search, detection, threat evaluation, tracking, engagement, and kill assessment.
Phalanx is installed on practically all U.S. combatant ships and on those of 22 allied nations.  More information on Phalanx and related products can be found using the links found on this page.
www.raytheon.com /products/phalanx   (97 words)

  
 Raytheon-Louisville - Louisville, KY:Survey Summary
Phalanx is currently installed on nearly all U.S. combat ships and those of 22 allied navies.
In the mid-1990s Phalanx was nearing the end of its projected life cycle, yet it was a vital system for air and surface threats against combat ships.
When a Phalanx system comes into the facility for an overhaul, it goes into an area called “Tear Down.” From this point forward, the system is never sitting still but continues to move throughout the facility on its journey back to the Fleet.
www.bmpcoe.org /bestpractices/internal/rayky/summary.html   (1059 words)

  
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Using the mass of a Phalanx as a yardstick of "physical volume" opportunity, you could mount 6 x 36 barrel weapons in the same space as a massed array.
One major problem with any "gun" based CIWS is that you have to aim where your target is going at some time in the future since the bullet has a finite delivery time and is limited to a ballistic trajectory.
In the case of a radar driven cruise missile, all you need is a scan or two to update the targets location, and then you can move in in 2 dimensions as long as you stay inside the aperture of the radar system.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/387-906.aspx   (3547 words)

  
 Phalanx Has A Future
The radar-guided, rapid-firing Phalanx CIWS is a worthy successor to the Gatling.
The Phalanx is also believed capable of defending U.S. bases from mortar attacks, already a real concern in Iraq and a probable requirement in any significant land combat operations for the foreseeable future.
The success of the Phalanx CIWS is a demonstration of how even in the most ambitiously cutting edge fields of military technology, sometimes the best forms of defense employ simple, low tech principles combined with modern high tech ones.
www.spacewar.com /reports/Phalanx_Has_A_Future_999.html   (1212 words)

  
 DefenseLink: Contracts for Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz. is being awarded a $369,059,572 firm-fixed-price modification under previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-5460) for Phalanx Close-In Weapons Systems and associated spares for FY06 Navy (51 percent), Army (35 percent), and the Governments of Pakistan (12.8 percent) and Australia (1.2 percent) under the foreign military sales requirements.
Phalanx close-in Weapon System (CIWS) is a fast reaction terminal defense against low and high flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships’ defenses.
Phalanx CIWS is currently installed on approximately 187 Navy ships and is in use in 20 foreign navies.
www.defenselink.mil /Contracts/Contract.aspx?ContractID=3337   (1434 words)

  
 Mk-15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System
The Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS is a fast-reaction, rapid-fire 20mm gun system for short range defense against aircraft or missiles.
The Phalanx' track radar consists of two radar screens which track the flight path of the incoming missile and also of the own bullets.
The following photos of the Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS were taken by me aboard CG 66, CG 68, CG 69 and CG 71 when these ships visited Kiel, Germany, in 1999 and 2001.
www.navybuddies.com /weapons/phalanx.htm   (505 words)

  
 Mk-15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System
The Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS is a fast-reaction, rapid-fire 20mm gun system for short range defense against aircraft or missiles.
The Phalanx' track radar consists of two radar screens which track the flight path of the incoming missile and also of the own bullets.
The following photos of the Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS were taken by me aboard CG 66, CG 68, CG 69 and CG 71 when these ships visited Kiel, Germany, in 1999 and 2001.
www.navysite.de /weapons/phalanx.htm   (505 words)

  
 PHALANX CIWS (Close-In Weapon-System)
The Phalanx CIWS is final line of shipboard defense against incoming threats such as enemy aircraft or missiles.
The Phalanx CIWS has been a highly successful defensive weapon system for the Navy since the early '80's.
Kollmorgen provides housed, permanent magnet DC motor/tach/brake assemblies for the gun azimuth and elevation as well as frameless DC torque motors for the search/scan and track radar applications.
www.motionvillage.com /products/aerospace/sea.html   (188 words)

  
 Defense Tech: R2-D2 vs. Mortar Rounds
The Navy's Phalanx CIWS system, an autonomous 20mm gatling gun capable of firing up to 4,500 rounds per minute, has been modified to defend ground units.
At the same time, a Hunter UAV is dispatched to the calculated firing position in an attempt to attack the attackers with laser-guided Viper Strike missiles or at least track them so they can be intercepted by ground forces.
While you can still find a lot of information on the Phalanx weapons system used by the Navy I think it would be professional for all involved or anyone with in depth knowledge to not discuss or speculate this topic.
www.defensetech.org /archives/001623.html   (869 words)

  
 Military & Aerospace Electronics - Raytheon to upgrade Canada's Phalanx System
Phalanx, developed by Raytheon's Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., is a rapid-fire computer-controlled radar and 20mm gun system that protects ships from anti-ship missiles, surface craft and aircraft.
Phalanx provides situational awareness to the commanding officer and fire control solutions to other weapon systems.
It enables Phalanx to: engage surface targets day or night, defend against small high speed surface craft, detect and engage low speed air targets, and maintain its primary role of defense against current anti-air warfare threats.
mae.pennnet.com /Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=OnlineArticles&SubSection=Display&PUBLICATION_ID=32&ARTICLE_ID=217370   (560 words)

  
 CIWS now does surface targets, too: Murdoc Online
One of the main reasons that the Cole's CIWS mounts did not respond to the small boat is that the gun was more than likely not on, and was unloaded.
I was a tech/supervisor of two CIWS systems on the USS Briscoe (DD-977)during Operation Desert Shield and we ALWAYS had to have the gun totally unloaded, filled with dummy/inert rounds and the system in standby before we entered port...even in the Gulf when we were under an extremely high security level.
The CIWS 1B is now equipped on just about all FFG's as they are used as Anti drug operation ships, and has proven to be a very effective deterrent.
www.murdoconline.net /archives/003558.html   (2307 words)

  
 MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS)
CIWS has been a mainstay self defense system aboard nearly every class of ship since the late 70’s.
As antiship cruise missiles became more complex in maneuvers and ability to be detected, and warfare areas moved from open ocean to littoral environments, CIWS has evolved to meet the threat.
This CIWS installation includes a conversion kit for each weapon group to facilitate ease and safety of maintenance; the "maintenance enclosure" kit installs the below-deck equipment for a gun mount in a prefabricated enclosure with the mount located above it.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/weaps/mk-15.htm   (773 words)

  
 Phalanx View Application Story
The Phalanx system was originally deployed in 1979 to counter the threat from aircraft and anti-ship missiles, and is today installed on every United States Navy combatant ship as well as those of 20 allied nations.
To address this requirement, the Phalanx Block 1B Upgrade adds a surface mode capability that increases the ability to track targets and provides a lethal defense against small surface craft and low slow aircraft.
In the case of the Phalanx system, RGB Spectrum worked with Raytheon to develop a customized package to fit with their existing space requirements.
www.rgb.com /en/News/ViewNews.asp?page=News/ApplicationStories/Phalanx_2000   (610 words)

  
 Rotal Navy CIWS - - Naval Forces | Defence Talk Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phalanx fires continuously until the target is destroyed, Goalkeeper fires a burst of at least 1 second (70 rounds) but can switch targets depending on threat to ship.
Phalanx is fitted too, some of the invinsible class carriers, fort victoria class, fitted for but not with wave knight class, daring class (forthcoming), sheffield class (8 units active), ocean class,
The T22/23 Frigates have used ‘Sea Wolf’ missiles as their CIWS since the 1980’s and in the case of the batch III T22’s interestingly alongside the Goalkeeper CIWS.
www.defencetalk.com /forums/showthread.php?t=4299   (742 words)

  
 CIWS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The only noticeable differences from earlier versions were the additions of a roller ring at the front of the barrel and stabilizing braces due to the higher rate of fire.
The metal dome on the CIWS houses the surface-scanning radar.
The Phalanx CIWS can rotate as high as 60 degrees if you wish to expose the ammunition tracks.
www.steelnavy.com /CIWS.htm   (1714 words)

  
 Phalanx CIWS - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Phalanx CIWS - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The Phalanx CIWS (Close-in weapon system, pronounced see-whizz) is an anti-missile system designed and manufactured by Raytheon Company.
The Navy has unofficially nicknamed the Phalanx CIWS R2-D2 after the prominent radar dome on top.
www.music.us /education/P/Phalanx-CIWS.htm   (576 words)

  
 Press Release
This milestone is part of the latest contract award for the system, where EMS will deliver 41 units to Raytheon beginning in June and continuing until 2008.
Phalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled, radar-guided gun system designed to defeat missile attacks and other close-in air threats by tracking multiple targets simultaneously.
“We are proud of our many years of support to Phalanx CIWS, and of our longstanding partnership with Raytheon to provide the critical switching and tracking capabilities that ensure our naval forces can respond to emerging threats,” stated Michael Fatig, vice president, Business Development, for EMS Defense and Space Systems.
www.ems-t.com /PressRelease/PressRelease.aspx?id=659   (510 words)

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