The Goalkeeper is an autonomous and fully automatic shipboard close-in weapon system (CIWS) primarily for defense against sea-skimming and other anti-ship missiles. It can also be used to engage aircraft and fast-maneuvering surface vessels.
It consists of the 30-mm GAU-8/A Gatling gun, a 1,200-round linkless ammunition system and an advanced radar fire-control system, all on one mount. Signaal (later Thales Naval) developed the radar and fire control; General Electric developed...
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