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Phalanx (CIWS) Block 1B LPWS Testing and Firing

Phalanx – This is the land based version of the Phalanx (CIWS) gun system built by Raytheon called the Land-Based Phalanx Weapons System or LPWS. It utilizes the Block 1B gun system with self-destruct rounds to destroy incoming mortar and artillery rounds. The Raytheon Phalanx CIWS was originally designed as a shipboard anti-missile defense system for shooting down incoming missiles and aircraft in the early 80s.

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