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30-mm AK-630 CIWS

Country of Origin: Russia


The Russian-built AK-630 is a close-in weapon system (CIWS) for defense against low-flying aircraft, anti-ship missiles, aircraft, helicopters as well as small surface ships and drifting mines.

The weapon mounts six 30-mm/54-caliber barrels within a larger rotating cylinder driven by the exhaust gases from each barrel's discharge. This Gatling-type gun is similar to the U.S. Navy's 20-mm/76-cal Mk 15 Phalanx or Dutch 30-mm Goalkeeper CIWS. Unlike most Western CIWS, however, the...

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