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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 63
Origin: Netherlands and United Kingdom
Corporations: General Dynamics and Thales
Parent System: Goalkeeper
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 63
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Description: The Goalkeeper is a 30mm close-in weapon system designed to provide protection for ships against close-in aircraft and high-speed missiles. It features a General Dynamics turret mount and seven 30mm barrels Gatling gun with a rate of fire of 4,200 rounds per minute. A Thales Netherlands' dual frequency X- and Ka-band radar provides tracking and fire control for the Goalkeeper weapon system in clutter and ECM environments in order to eliminate the threat.

The Goalkeeper weapon system was introduced in the early 1980s and has been ordered by the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and South Korea for some of their surface combatant ships.

Goalkeeper Applications

Auxiliary Vessels Karel Doorman Fighting Ships Albion FPB 62 Galicia Invincible Jacob Van Heemskerck Johan de Witt Karel Doorman KDX-I KDX-II Kortenaer LCF LPX Nakhoda Ragamou Type 22 Vita

Goalkeeper Specifications

Magazine Capacity: 1,200
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Max Rate of Fire: 4,200 roundperminute
Weight: 9,902 kilogram (21,830 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Goalkeeper News

There are 6 news between
20 Jan 2003 and 20 Mar 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018Upgraded Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon Systems Passes Sea Acceptance Trials
Thursday, November 29, 2012Thales to Update 16 Royal Dutch Navy Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon Systems
Thursday, January 13, 2011Belgian and Dutch Navies M Class Frigates to Receive APX Systems
Friday, December 18, 2009DSNS Awarded Joint Logistic Support Ship Contract from Royal Netherlands Navy
Tuesday, October 24, 2006Thales to Support ex-Dutch Chilean Frigates
Monday, January 20, 2003Korean LPX and KDXII Ships Get CIWS Goalkeeper

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