U.S. R & D equipment, mobile land-based Phalanx naval landing when the bullet-proof umbrella
mobile type of land-based Phalanx Weapon System
According to the U.S. Associated Press reported on December 6, Raytheon developed “mobile land-based Phalanx Weapon System “Life has passed all fire tests.
The weapon system consists of “Centurion – Phalanx,” a combination of systems and heavy-duty trucks.
reported that the demonstration of the weapon’s mobility, integration and interoperability, the U.S. Navy and Army were involved in the program. According to Raytheon’s director of Dai Anmi close combat weapon system introduced Ha grams, the system successfully tracked, locked and destroyed nine mortar missiles, also conducted more than 28 miles of road and field maneuver exercise, there were not problems . Phalanx part of the mobile tactical truck and heavy-duty integration, the entire system is simply perfect “.
naval equipment, landing as” bodyguard “
reported,” mobile land-based Phalanx Weapon System “uses 10 tons Oshkosh’s heavy-duty trucks as a tactical maneuver chassis, integrated with closed location technology advanced search and tracking radar in the combat mode, once targeted, the system 20 mm M61A1 type “Gatling” rapid fire guns can be fired in one minute 4500 M-940-type damage type shells to form hail of bullets.
“Phalanx,” which is carrier-based weapons, mainly used to intercept incoming sea-skimming anti-ship missiles, but dare to challenge U.S. military power at sea, only a handful, but rather the deployment of ground troops in the battle against terrorism frequently militant rocket and mortar attacks, so the United States Army had to be good at close-in defense of the “Phalanx” login as “bodyguards”.
U.S. military said that “Phalanx” weapons system will be used to protect high-value targets on the ground.
as the most successful ship-based short-range defensive weapon, “Phalanx” has become the United States and part of the size of Western naval ships standard equipment. “Phalanx” is so popular, its flexible, modular deployment are inseparable. “Phalanx” an independent tracking radar, and observation devices and systems for the bombs, is a highly integrated operations module, regardless of ships, only leaving a port, you can install such weapons, Taiwan Air Force, Navy and even had “borrowed” a number of “Phalanx”, the secret deployment of the Peak, as fixed anti-aircraft guns, ready to resist the attacking aircraft or missiles may be.
addition, the “Phalanx” itself has a high degree of compatibility, the launcher is compatible with equipment, 21 air defense missiles, “Ram” system and laser weapons, unmanned aerial vehicles that can be used to intercept, supersonic anti-ship missiles and other targets.
compared with the Navy, Army and Marines on the “Phalanx” of more pressing needs. the United States in Iraq land-based military equipment already “dense array” system is used in the Baghdad “Green Zone” perform defense tasks, but this “Phalanx” is still too large, it is difficult rapid mobility, while the latest version of the “mobile land-based Phalanx weapon system “is integrated in a heavy-duty trucks, to deploy more flexible, providing for U.S. troops with protection, at any time hold up” bullet-proof umbrella “.