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Phalanx provides a "last-chance" defence by automatically detecting, tracking, and engaging anti-air warfare threats such as anti-ship missiles and aircraft
Phalanx provides a "last-chance" defence by automatically detecting, tracking, and engaging anti-air warfare threats such as anti-ship missiles and aircraft

The Phalanx Close In Weapons System during a live firingThe Phalanx Close In Weapons System during a live firing Phalanx provides a "last-chance" defence by automatically detecting, tracking, and engaging anti-air warfare threats such as anti-ship missiles and aircraft.

Fitted in Type 42 Destroyers,LPD (Landing Platform Dock),LPH (Landing Platform Helicopter), and AOR (Auxiliary Oilier Replenishment). This 20mm automatic Gatling gun CIWS (Close-In Weapon System) has a range of approximately 1 mile and can fire at the rate of 3,000 rpm.