Say Hello to China's New 11-Barrel Hypersonic Missile Killer

The future of naval warfare will likely include lasers, auto-cannons, and hypersonic missiles launched from the other side of the horizon. But while it may not have a defense against frickin' lasers, China's newly unveiled Type 1130 close-in weapon system can make short work of inbound warheads travelling at four… » 1/15/15 11:40am 1/15/15 11:40am

SeaRAM Outfits the Navy's Favorite Gatling Gun with Homing Missiles

Shockingly, there are some instances where the US Navy's Phalanx Close-In Weapons System's (CIWS) red hot wall of 20mm tungsten isn't enough to neutralize incoming threats—like against fast moving anti-ship cruise missiles. For times like those, America's Navy relies on the Phalanx's bigger, badder, rocket-propelled… » 9/24/14 11:44am 9/24/14 11:44am

The C-RAM Centurion Tears Up Warheads With a Stream of Hot Lead

The US Navy's Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) is the last line of defense against inbound rocket and missile attacks. When it detects inbound threats, it automatically unleashes a torrent of armor-piercing rounds. And, not content to let the Navy have all the fun, the US Army is currently developing its own… » 5/04/12 11:30am 5/04/12 11:30am