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New russian CIWS - v.cool vid

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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 11:30 PM
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Excuse me if I am wrong but this system has uses a seperate radar like the Centurion? If so is this going to see ground action to protect from mortar and missile attacks on the ground like the said Centurion. Also is the Centurion basically a Phalanx with out the radar?




posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 03:53 AM
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No its not like centurian, centurian is the land based phalanx. As far as I can tell from the available lit., this system cant track separate individual targets at one time.
It tracks the closest target and directs 2 guns at it.Or it picks the 2 closest targets and directs 1 gun at each. Either way each fire control systems can direct a combination 1 each of 30mm and 57mm or 2 x 30mm, in either radar, optical or tv tracking(manual mode). The newer sytems can direct up to 6 30mm cannons.
All of these systems require ship borne radars to operate.
The phalanx only requires 440V 60Hrz 3phase electricity to operate since its a self contained system.
The phalanx and related systems are a closed loop feedback system. the radar and computers track out-going rounds and inbound threats and they merge the two, the out going rounds are steered to the target.
Whereas target track only systems aim the gun where it predicts the target will be.

The other main difference is the ability of the newer phalanx systems is that they can do threat assesment and pick the target that is the greatest threat.
Although the russian rotary cannon can acheive the max rate of fire quicker, the gas operating system has 2 deficencies. 1) By tapping barrel gases for operational energy you lose muzzle velocity. It also adds to the complexity of the operating mechanism, which leads to more failures in mechanical systems.
2) In an externaly powered system, if a round fails to fire it is automaticaly cleared from the chamber by the external power, whereas a gas fired system will stop on a miss fire and have to be recharged.
I admit that my earlier assumption was in error, sort of.
They are very different sytems.



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