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. Constantin Macari on August 7, 2020 at 9:35 am

    "She weighs one hundred fifty kilograms and fires two hundred dollar, custom-tooled cartridges at ten thousand rounds per minute. It costs four hundred thousand dollars to fire this weapon…for twelve seconds."

  2. Joti Jot on August 7, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Noo you cant just shoot missile out of the sky

    haha phalanx goes brrr

  3. Baby Shy Guy on August 7, 2020 at 9:35 am

    bully: square up
    me: *takes out Phalanx*
    bully:i wasn’t talking to you
    me: that’s what i thought

  4. Roland Gonzales on August 7, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Id like to see more redundancy with these on ships. One getting knocked out after taking damage doesn’t seem unrealistic. EW is also likely to make it harder for the few that ships do carry.

  5. Mzukri Abdullah on August 7, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Tak Kene supo taik

  6. Šümïť Kumar on August 7, 2020 at 9:38 am

    The way it’s moving look like its joystick

  7. Denzel-Jones Katulamo on August 7, 2020 at 9:38 am

    MERCI FUZEIII !!!

  8. hotgochu on August 7, 2020 at 9:38 am

    “i’m not full autoing”

  9. Scouse on August 7, 2020 at 9:41 am

    R2d2 looks pissed

  10. Jay Kay on August 7, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Is it suppose to be accurate too? Causeeee……

  11. Hamza Jahangeer Sindhu on August 7, 2020 at 9:43 am

    My dream I wanna see these weapons from very close

  12. Jose Quintero on August 7, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Deberian ser presisos yno lo son gastan mucho parque no estan bien calibradas Los que Las manejan estan bien pendejos ay disculpen

  13. Tom Zingery on August 7, 2020 at 9:48 am

    wow impressive!

  14. Chaos Insurgent on August 7, 2020 at 9:49 am

    I fucking love the navy and Im agasint shit like interventions, nuclear weapons, etc.

  15. Darcy Plett on August 7, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Awesome 👍👍

  16. fin screenname on August 7, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Hey Sailor, you have been doing such a good job all tour on hose heads you wanna take this orange boat out for a ride? Just go crazy, it’s a US Navy boat so we have people to fix it if it breaks.

  17. Pablo Casiano on August 7, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Sus propias armas los fulminarán es más que claro humanos estúpidos 🤮🤮🤮🐷

  18. Alex ¿ on August 7, 2020 at 9:55 am

    US weapon engineers: So how big do you want the clip?
    US army: Yes

  19. TRANCE MJ on August 7, 2020 at 9:55 am

    USA vs RUSSIA = End of World

  20. Cike Havard on August 7, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Don’t they know not to come to a dang battle ship 😂 like Oml they got no sense

  21. opeth1429 on August 7, 2020 at 9:56 am

    ‘Ensign, it’s your turn to go drive the target boat today’.

  22. Malevolent Kiwi on August 7, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Some of those first volleys were a bit hit and miss. Got there in the end though.

  23. Biswajeet Dash on August 7, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Everytime it fires at the sea I hear US taxpayers money shingling

  24. Metal Worker on August 7, 2020 at 9:57 am

    The McKloskys need a couple of these on their property in St Louis!

  25. bego bogo on August 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

    ‘Here at aperture science we use the whole bullet’

  26. Random Troll Guy on August 7, 2020 at 10:01 am

    What is the cost per minute?

  27. Radioactive Boi on August 7, 2020 at 10:01 am

    "Enemy Aircraft Incoming"

  28. Soda Pop on August 7, 2020 at 10:03 am

    One of these would be good for hone protection or for a cartel organization when they get swatted. Just have it on the highest part of ur house and anything that moves gets turned to mush.

    They sell private versions of those for civilians. Not as effective but last time i check civilian cars and civilian humans dont have metal shielding

  29. A_S_Mikael on August 7, 2020 at 10:05 am

    It was very funny, how many bullets needed to shoot to a training target that was a fishe boat, without shooting rocket, torpedo or firing bullet to warshipe

  30. Aaron Zander on August 7, 2020 at 10:08 am

    I’ll take two…

  31. Revamp on August 7, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Not very accurate

  32. Matthew B on August 7, 2020 at 10:09 am

    It’s crazy how quick it moves to acquire targets

  33. Pizza on August 7, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Bofors 40mm will still be remembered

  34. FRANKalpha22 on August 7, 2020 at 10:14 am

    so youre telling me that pirates are trying to get on a ship full of soldiers and missiles, yh what a great idea theyll die in the first 10 seconds that ship sees them lol

  35. Juan Carlos Sánchez on August 7, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Vaya lluvia de fuego!!

  36. Jeff Lee on August 7, 2020 at 10:19 am

    im far more effective with a 1890 lever action winchester rifle

  37. Shivendra Yadav on August 7, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Sounds like a screaming marmot

  38. lonewolfplays on August 7, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Scarmu no!

  39. Said Aquino on August 7, 2020 at 10:24 am

    El único comentario en español dale like

  40. さあはたらま on August 7, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Think about a bomb detonated in the main circut

  41. Contacto HN on August 7, 2020 at 10:27 am

    I have yet to see one where it actually hit something. This is no better than ww2 gunners

  42. KuroTaiyaki on August 7, 2020 at 10:29 am

    It would suck to be the guy driving the boat

  43. Awn Neo on August 7, 2020 at 10:30 am

    And, after hundreds of bullets that cost thousands of dollars, the boat still gliding happily ….. Intact .

  44. Devesh Singh on August 7, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Gyro on Kar uska recoil control hojaega

  45. Daniel • on August 7, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Looks like it can’t aim for shit. Also sounds like somebody blowing a raspberry.

  46. James M on August 7, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Hardly accurate on that boat or does this have predictive firing

  47. THE LOYAL ONE OFFICIAL on August 7, 2020 at 10:33 am

    R.I.P dolphin 🐬 😭

  48. Augusto Britto on August 7, 2020 at 10:34 am

    É muita munição jogada fora

  49. Kiq on August 7, 2020 at 10:34 am

    They look so organic, almost like an animal @_@

  50. Richard Ashta on August 7, 2020 at 10:34 am

    I want to see it shoot down missiles midair, that’ll be cool!

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