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Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1980
Total Production: 850
Also Known As: CIWS and Close-In Weapon System
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: Mk 15 Phalanx
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1980
Total Production: 932
Family Members: Centurion, Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1/1A and Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1B
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Description: The Phalanx CIWS advanced radar-controlled gun system provides "last chance" defense for ships against anti-ship missiles and aircraft. It automatically detects, tracks and engages anti-air warfare threats such as anti-ship missiles and aircraft. It features a 20mm M-61A1cannon (with rotating cluster of 6 barrels), search and track radar and FLIR in the Block 1B model. To date, the United States Navy and 20 allied nations have purchased more than 850 Phalanx systems.

The Phalanx Block 0 was introduced in 1980 aboard USS Coral Sea. The baseline Phalanx provides basic anti-ship missile defense and allow for economical upgrades to more advanced configurations. Phalanx Block 0 fires a 20mm sabot projectile with a depleted uranium penetrator surrounded by plastic and metal.

Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0 Applications

Fighting Ships Abukuma Badar CG 47 (VLS) CG 47 Ticonderoga CV 63 Kitty Hawk CVN 65 Enterprise DD 963 Spruance DDG 993 Kidd FF 1052 Knox FFG 7 Oliver Hazard Perry Haruna Hatakaze Hatsuyuki Iroquois LHA 1 Tarawa LPD 4 Austin LST 1179 Newport Shirane Tachikaze

Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0 Specifications

Magazine Capacity: 989
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Max Rate of Fire: 3,600 roundperminute
Weight: 5,625 kilogram (12,401 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0 News

There are 6 news between
25 Oct 2004 and 11 Feb 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016FMS: Saudi Arabia Wants Phalanx Block 1B Baseline 2 Kits
Wednesday, December 16, 2015FMS: Taiwan Asks for 21 Phalanx Close In Weapon Systems
Wednesday, May 20, 2015FMS: Turkey Wants Four MK 15 Phalanx CIWS Upgrades
Tuesday, January 9, 2007Raytheon Successfully Tests Revolutionary Laser Area Defense System
Tuesday, November 16, 2004FMS: Pakistan Pursuing an Important Weapons Package
Monday, October 25, 2004Mk 110 Naval Gun Selected as DD(X) Close-In Gun System

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