The Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) was developed as the last line of automated weapons defense against all incoming threats, including missiles, small arms fire, drones, enemy aircraft and small boats, among other things. It functions as part of an integrated, layered defense system in order to intercept closest-in threats.
It was designed and manufactured by the General Dynamics Corporation, Pomona Division. Consisting of a radar-guided 20 mm (0.8 in) Vulcan cannon mounted on a swiveling base, the Phalanx has been used by the United States Navy and the naval forces of 15 other countries. The US Navy deploys it on every class of surface combat ship, except the Zumwalt-class destroyer and San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock.
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