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

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

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50 Comments

  1. David P on May 18, 2021 at 2:45 am

    I’m no expert, but that seems an awful lot of ammunition to hit a slow moving boat. Nonetheless, job done I suppose.

  2. Dan Canuel on May 18, 2021 at 2:46 am

    When your boat sounds like a warthog

  3. HEALTHY NEWS HUB on May 18, 2021 at 2:48 am

    What a beast! It’s like R2D2 on steroids 🤖💪

  4. Ric Powers on May 18, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Interesting. Thousands of missed shots fired at a slow moving, unarmed, somali pirate boat and IT still advanced toward the ship…maybe a DIFFERENT demonstration of the guns capabilities shouldve been used.

  5. Wolf Messing on May 18, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Ver… Very slow moving target!!!
    Imagine Zircon Mach 10🎯

  6. MiSAka on May 18, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Nice! Now I want to put it on my rooftop.

  7. Sinon on May 18, 2021 at 2:56 am

    All quiet, all calm… Suddently the white big head moves…
    Me: *jumps in water*

  8. Esspo on May 18, 2021 at 2:56 am

    I wonder how much it cost to fire that gun 🤔

  9. Nelson Mota on May 18, 2021 at 2:56 am

    Meu cacete

  10. E85STI on May 18, 2021 at 2:57 am

    I’ve seen a C-RAM fire up close and I use to call or R2D2 with his cannon hanging out.

  11. script creator on May 18, 2021 at 3:00 am

    when it detect mosquietoes

  12. Dave on May 18, 2021 at 3:02 am

    What would be the greatest if we would actually stop making weapons of war and make weapons of peace have humans been killing each other long enough when will the human species get their head out of the sand and see the big picture

  13. Jonathan Hidalgo on May 18, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Imagine the maintenance

  14. Giuseppe Giuseppe on May 18, 2021 at 3:03 am

    MILHARES DE TIROS E NÃO ACERTA NENHUMA, EU COM UMA ESPINGARDA DE CHUMBO AFUNDAVA ESSE BOTE NA PRIMEIRA

  15. Gabe Polly on May 18, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Turret from portal on cokamethacrackaine

  16. Хайридин Ака on May 18, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Нихуйя неумейте стрилат адин снайпериста взяли бы туда и все сколка пулю патратили нихуйя невистрили маленькую лодку ха ха ха

  17. Avery Marx on May 18, 2021 at 3:03 am

    I don’t understand why the videos of this weapon are constantly being recommended to me.

  18. theycamefrombehind on May 18, 2021 at 3:04 am

    1:23 something terminator-like about this. Movements with mechanical efficiency looks unnatural and uncanny. Especially on a weapon with automated targeting…

  19. •G W Y N• on May 18, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Imagine if you go to the sea by using a rubber boat *AND SUDDENLY YOU MEET ONE DESTROYER AND GET SHOOT💀💀💀*

  20. George1 Chouchlias on May 18, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Τhis gun is lethal omg

  21. Tey Treet on May 18, 2021 at 3:07 am

    Not very accurate is it.

  22. Long Jack on May 18, 2021 at 3:07 am

    Some air force dude:trying to drop a bomb
    Phalanx CIWS:what’s the hurry my friend,here have some bullets

  23. Bebop Hippie1 on May 18, 2021 at 3:08 am

    I was on a ship that had one of these. It was sooooo damn loud. The angry lawnmower.

  24. Ajay .k.s on May 18, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Is it water gun?🤔

  25. Ex Set on May 18, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Learn from Russians, they’ve sent Somali pirates to bottom with single volley ! 🙂

  26. Евген Бро on May 18, 2021 at 3:09 am

    И все мимо.

  27. SAI ROSHAN G on May 18, 2021 at 3:10 am

    fishes underwater: yo wtf yo?👁👄👁

  28. st3v3nk3 on May 18, 2021 at 3:11 am

    – Hey guy wanna buy some…
    – BBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTT
    – Okay okay okay, have a nice day.

  29. Robson waynne Antonio on May 18, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Fantastic this gun…👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  30. India Tak rajdevi News on May 18, 2021 at 3:18 am

    O

  31. George1 Chouchlias on May 18, 2021 at 3:18 am

    WWIII?

  32. Dr. Shoob on May 18, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Nurse: your entire body became drinkable because your friends put you on a boat and used you as a target… Put ice on it!

  33. gut holz on May 18, 2021 at 3:19 am

    kudos to the driver of that speed boat

  34. Parris Price on May 18, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Nothing like a super maxi Gatling gun to ruin your enemies day… Ack,ack ,adack

  35. 9410 Whoops on May 18, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Deep learning can make it shoot more effective and precise

  36. Trevor Reed on May 18, 2021 at 3:23 am

    When you just finished cleaning your car and you see a flock of birds.

  37. Dell Conagher on May 18, 2021 at 3:24 am

    "And if that don’t work, use more gun."

  38. Kurt Attard on May 18, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Messing with this is how swiss cheese was invented.

  39. Jervoris Hewey on May 18, 2021 at 3:25 am

    This equipment would’ve been handy during the six day war.

  40. Andrew Pino on May 18, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Not very accurate

  41. Ken Havens on May 18, 2021 at 3:28 am

    imagine the speed boat as those Chinese type 22 missle boats 😀

  42. Ur mum on May 18, 2021 at 3:29 am

    in movies: *cant hit an enemy*
    in real life: *i am aimbot*

  43. Ruben Gardiner on May 18, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Fish: *THE DIVINE JUDGEMENT HAS COME*

  44. Jeff Banks on May 18, 2021 at 3:32 am

    unguided projectiles, no matter how fast, will never have sufficient accuracy. especially being fired from a moving platform at a moving target. this si where anti missile laser tech will come in.

  45. Stinger012 Not really on May 18, 2021 at 3:34 am

    Boat has aimbot…please report boat for cheating

  46. Kcid Deah on May 18, 2021 at 3:36 am

    The bad guys on the rubber dinghy got wet, not dead.

  47. Robert Lembo on May 18, 2021 at 3:37 am

    THIS is fucking nightmare fuel, horror movies don’t do jack shit for me anymore, but this, this is gonna haunt my dreams tonight…. 👀

  48. George Feser on May 18, 2021 at 3:39 am

    Allow me to play you the song of me people:

    BRRRRT

  49. Iorveth on May 18, 2021 at 3:39 am

    It is extremly unprecise though and it keeps shooting while it looks away, so friendly fire is possible.

  50. Sculpture Phantomexe on May 18, 2021 at 3:41 am

    Meanwhile people having a nice day on a boat but then they see bullets flying at them

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