January 2006
Sea Power;Jan2006, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p60
The article describes the different functions of naval guns. The Mk45 Mod 2 gun mount provides surface ships with a weapon for firing 70-pound projectiles at surface aircraft, low-attitude aircraft and shore targets. SeaRAM is a low-risk engineering change proposal to the Phalanx Weapon System to provide cost-effective stand-alone detection, control and engagement capability with the RAM. The Advanced Gun System is the main battery gun system for the Navy's next-generation destroyer, DDX. Finally, the Mk75 is a fully automated, remotely controlled, fiber glass-shielded mount that stows, aims and fires high-explosive, point-detonating/delayed and several types of variable time-fuse ammunition.


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