In Russia Super Burst Gun Fires You

Assuming that “new” doesn’t mean anything here, you’re looking at the Russian AK-630 or a variant thereof. describes it as a “fully automatic naval close-in weapon system based on a six-barreled 30 mm rotary cannon. In 630, “6” means 6 barrels and “30” means 30mm. The system’s primary purpose is defense against anti-ship missiles and other precision guided weapons. It can also . . .

be employed against fixed or rotary wing aircraft, ships and other small craft, coastal targets, and floating mines. Despite the title of this video, the AK-630 “only” shoots 5k rounds per minute. As opposed to America’s Phalanx CIWS, which fires 10k rounds per minute. Ours looks prettier, too.


  1. avatar jwm says:

    30mm fun. Wonder what the effective range against a speed boat full of semtex and aloha snackbars is?

    1. avatar Vlad says:

      3,000 meters or better. ROE is typically the limiting factor.

  2. avatar James69 says:

    Hey was that slow fire deck gun the ISIS sniper rifle, had a spring on the end??

    1. avatar Aerindel says:

      Its possible…..I was wondering the same thing.

  3. avatar James69 says:

    Well they one upped the US navy 20mm cwis. If I remember right the cwis was 3000 rds per min?

    1. avatar Jason Lynch says:

      Original Phalanx CIWS was 3,000rpm, since the Block 1 improvements it’s 4,500rpm.

  4. avatar John says:

    Isn’t this gun designed for taking on incoming missiles? Sort of like the USA equivalent.

  5. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    Maybe we’ll see this in “Battleship II”-or not…

  6. avatar glenux says:

    If I buy one do I have to get an ATF stamp for it?

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      No, a note from John Kerry and cash will get you one.

      (Approval from Secretary of State John Kerry, that is).

    2. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      “If I buy one do I have to get an ATF stamp for it?”

      Not if you buy one from former California State Senator Leeland Yee. You might have to wait five years though until he gets out of prison for gun running. But I am sure he will be able to fill your order promptly upon his release. Being in prison will enable him to establish even more contacts and distribution channels.

  7. avatar Austin says:

    10k rounds per minute out of the Phalanx? Pretty sure you mean 4500. It’s an M61, there’s only so fast you can spin those things. Incidentally, the AK630 in the video is the twin mounting, which is capable of up to 10k rounds per minute. It’s also gas driven, rather than electrically (like the Phalanx), so it spins up to max ROF much faster.

  8. avatar The Dude Abides says:

    The Russian one is definitely meaner looking than the phalanx.

    1. avatar Davis thompson says:

      I agree. The Phalanx looks like R2D2 with a… Well, never mind. We’ll keep it clean.

  9. avatar Chris says:

    CIWS is like body armor on a Colonel. By the time you need it you have failed miserably.

  10. avatar Out_Fang_Thief says:

    Do any of our enemies have any weapon ideas that they didn’t copy or steal from us? I suppose we should consider it a compliment, you know, that our military has the coolest, deadliest firepower worth copying/stealing? Is imitation really the sincerest form of flattery? Or is it just that their own weapons ideas suck that bad?

    1. avatar Austin says:

      The Phalanx CIWS system was has been in service since 1980. The Russian, formerly Soviet AK-630 system was originally developed in 1963. Oh, those whacky time traveling Soviets, stealing ideas from the future.

      More seriously, weapons design tends to follow similar trends. It’s not always a case of “dur hur, copy ‘Merica,” it’s a case of different countries solving the same problems in similar ways. Plenty of our military tech is derived from overseas.

    2. avatar Hinshelworld says:

      Our CIWS system is actually inferior to other options out there, for a number of reasons. Nor did we come up with the idea first…

    3. avatar The Dude Abides says:

      Most of our current offensive doctrine was more or less copied from the Germans. Most of our equipment is decades old at the very least as well.

    4. avatar HJ says:

      We totally stole the Bradley IFV from the Russians- the BMP-1 entered service in 1966. The Russians deployed a true assault rifle long before we did, too.

    5. avatar jwm says:

      The main gun on the M1 mbt is a German design. Before that our tanks were equipped with a British designd main gun. Our official military siderm is an Italian design. The marines used the Harrier, a british design.

      Mixing and matching military gear is as old as militaries.

  11. avatar Ralph says:

    In Russia Super Burst Gun Bursts.


  12. avatar Robb says:

    Does it say BBRRRTTTT in a Russian accent?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      You lube the training and elevating gears with vodka.

    2. avatar JT says:


  13. avatar samuraichatter says:

    I am wondering how effective these systems are. Against one missile I think it would do OK. But how about a bunch of rockets or shells fired at the same time? I think the time to acquire the target(s) is too slow and could easily be overwhelmed. I am all about low-cost low-tech solutions to emperial measures and counter measures 🙂

  14. avatar Rob says:

    CIWS fires 3000rpm in surface mode and 4500rpm in air mode.

    1. avatar john thomas says:

      this. also, you want rate of fire? go Gsh-6-23 or go home. just know that they asplode sometimes…

  15. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    I knew a Navy Officer who stated that the Russian ships practiced towing one another quite often. I was amazed to see the ships propelling themselves under their own power.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      That ship in the video looked new. Reminded me of a meko frigate.

  16. avatar Peter says:

    The drawback to rapid firing guns is, without an adequate targeting system you are simply wasting ammo at a faster rate.

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