Phalanx Close-in Ship Defense Guns getting Upgrades
The Mark 15 Phalanx ship defense weapon is capable of firing 3000 to 4000 20mm rounds-per-minute as a close-in anti-ship missile weapon. Defense Industry Daily reports that the upgraded version (1B) can also be used against gunboats, artillery, and helicopters.
Some of the customers for the Phalanx include:
- US Navy
- US Coast Guard
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- Saudi Arabia