MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System

April 2009
Military History;Apr/May2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p25
The article focuses on the MK 15 Phalanx close-in weapons systems (CIWS) designed by General Dynamics in 1969. It is said that CIWS serves as the last resort of a warship against sea-skimming enemy missiles. The U.S. Navy first deployed the Phalanx on the aircraft carrier Coral Sea in 1980. The Phalanx of the Japanese destroyer Yugiri accidentally shot down a U.S. Navy Grumman A-6 Intruder during gunnery exercises on June 4, 1996.


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