Where’s MY Land Based PHALANX Gun? Military by Robert Farago | Jan 04, 2016 | 23 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Take my money! All of it! It’s the right to keep and bear arms, after all. comments Tom in Oregon says: January 4, 2016 at 20:04 I want to stand next to that and feel that noise in my bones! Reply Ben says: January 4, 2016 at 23:40 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. Reply Mark Lloyd says: January 4, 2016 at 20:07 Oh heck, that’s just an ED-209 with newer guns. Please put down your weapon, you have 20 seconds to comply. Reply Jon says: January 4, 2016 at 20:09 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. Reply Rob K says: January 5, 2016 at 07:03 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. Reply Fuque says: January 4, 2016 at 20:10 Im buyin a powerball ticket!.. 400 mill should cover the gun + a few days of ammo Reply Marc says: January 4, 2016 at 20:20 Man, I would be King Shit with this at the Knob Creek shoot. Reply navillus says: January 4, 2016 at 20:22 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? Reply Dutch says: January 4, 2016 at 20:38 ” 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! ? Reply bontai Joe says: January 5, 2016 at 13:33 Made me laugh out loud. Now my boss is giving me the “stink eye”. Reply anaxis says: January 4, 2016 at 20:55 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. Reply Frank Masotti says: January 4, 2016 at 21:08 Wonder what the ATF wait time would be on one of these? Reply Geoff PR says: January 5, 2016 at 00:56 Authorization to buy that bad boy comes from the State Department… Reply RetMSgt in Pa. says: January 4, 2016 at 21:24 It would also make a great anti-personnel weapon. Reply jwm says: January 4, 2016 at 21:37 Our kids get the neat shit. Reply Bruce L. says: January 4, 2016 at 22:03 You can’t afford the ammo. Unless we all combine ours. Reply CentralIL says: January 5, 2016 at 05:27 I see it holds 1550 rounds. In practice, how many rockets or mortar rounds can it destroy before that ammo is used up? Reply Jason Lynch says: January 5, 2016 at 06:55 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. Reply jwm says: January 5, 2016 at 15:01 I never had much respect for soviet hi tech. but their artillery and mortars demand respect. Reply Fred says: January 5, 2016 at 08:15 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) Reply CJ Minnesota says: January 5, 2016 at 09:02 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. Reply neiowa says: January 5, 2016 at 11:31 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. Reply bontai Joe says: January 5, 2016 at 15:41 I just want the empty brass that these things spit out. Gotta be many thousands of dollars just in scrap value. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.