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Meroka CIWS

Country of Origin: Spain


The Meroka is a 20-mm close-in weapon system (CIWS) in service with vessels of the Spanish navy. The weapon features 12 Oerlikon 20-mm guns organized in two rows of six guns each, slightly skewed to create a wider burst. Each row of guns is fed by a belt, from an internal magazine. The magazine can be reloaded while the guns are firing.

The Meroka fires two bursts per second, each consisting of four groups of three rounds to limit recoil effects. The weapon is required to time...

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