Where’s MY Land Based PHALANX Gun?

Take my money! All of it! It’s the right to keep and bear arms, after all.


  1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I want to stand next to that and feel that noise in my bones!

    1. avatar Ben says:

      That is one of those most beautiful things I have ever seen. I love the part at the end as the rounds burst in the clouds like lightening. Damn near pitching a tent over here.

  2. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

    Oh heck, that’s just an ED-209 with newer guns.
    Please put down your weapon, you have 20 seconds to comply.

  3. avatar Jon says:

    Seen this thing fire many times in Iraq and Afghanistan. What your not seeing is it has a very advanced radar so when incoming is in they sound the alert. This thing literally has saved my life more then once over the years I have spent over in the dirt.

    Once in a while it will fire and for whatever reason there is no loud speaker (Big Voice) that is blaring Take Cover or Incoming and you want to talk about being startled.

    1. avatar Rob K says:

      The search and track radar is not really all that advanced. While there have been improvements over time, it’s basically been around since the early 1980’s.

  4. avatar Fuque says:

    Im buyin a powerball ticket!.. 400 mill should cover the gun + a few days of ammo

  5. avatar Marc says:

    Man, I would be King Shit with this at the Knob Creek shoot.

  6. avatar navillus says:

    One big difference between the USN CIWS & Army C-RAM is the Army version has ammo that self-destructs in flight to prevent collateral damage to objects of the ground by spent rounds returning to earth. You can see the rounds in SD mode at the end of the video, in the nighttime shots. Maybe somebody should tell the NYPD about this option?

  7. avatar Dutch says:

    ” This right here has the ability with a .30-caliber clip to disperse with 30 bullets within half a second. Thirty magazine clip in half a second.”

    See the Ghost gun is real! ?

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      Made me laugh out loud. Now my boss is giving me the “stink eye”.

  8. avatar anaxis says:

    There was one of those basically right outside my hooch in Iraq. It was quite an eye-opener when the thing would let loose a burst at 0300.

  9. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    Wonder what the ATF wait time would be on one of these?

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Authorization to buy that bad boy comes from the State Department…

  10. avatar RetMSgt in Pa. says:

    It would also make a great anti-personnel weapon.

  11. avatar jwm says:

    Our kids get the neat shit.

  12. avatar Bruce L. says:

    You can’t afford the ammo. Unless we all combine ours.

  13. avatar CentralIL says:

    I see it holds 1550 rounds. In practice, how many rockets or mortar rounds can it destroy before that ammo is used up?

    1. avatar Jason Lynch says:

      You’d count on four or five engagements, probably get a few more in practice (it ceases fire once it’s sure the target’s destroyed or no longer engageable – can be 300-400 rounds, can be as few as fifty). Reloading is pretty quick with a good crew, too.

      It’s not intended to defend against a Soviet artillery division in full-on God of War mode, but it can be a very effective protection against harassing fire from insurgents.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        I never had much respect for soviet hi tech. but their artillery and mortars demand respect.

  14. avatar Fred says:

    On a more serious note: With the threat of rocket and mortar attacks being a concern in some parts, shouldn’t civilian-ownable air defense systems be a thing?

    (granted it would take a lifetime of my lunch money just to pay for the test fire)

  15. avatar CJ Minnesota says:

    I attended a night live fire out at NTC. The video simply cannot capture the coolness of the “burp” sound this thing makes. It was entirely too cool. And we were pretty far away from the fire location. The good ole days when Uncle Sam was feeding my shooting devices with ammo.

  16. avatar neiowa says:

    Very neat stuff but, as the M163 system, has been recognized for some 30+ years that the round is too small/light weight and short ranged.

  17. avatar bontai Joe says:

    I just want the empty brass that these things spit out. Gotta be many thousands of dollars just in scrap value.

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