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PHALANX C-RAM Minigun System Test-Firing - Anti-rocket and Counter-Mortar Weapon System

First video shows the "Centurion" C-RAM during a test firing. The descending objects shown in slow motion appear to be mortar shells/rockets about to be literally shot out of the sky by the weapon.

Second video shows the C-Rams in night action in Iraq during an enemy rocket attack. The C-Rams has been deployed in Iraq since 2005 and presumably, now in Afghanistan as well.

The basis of the system is the 20 mm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun autocannon, used since the 1960s by the United States military in nearly all fighter aircraft.

Seeking a solution to constant rocket and mortar attacks on bases in Iraq, the United States Army requested a(n) anti-projectile system in May 2004, as part of its Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar initiative. The end result of this program was 'Centurion'. It began deployment to Iraq in 2005, where it was set up to protect forward operating bases and othe

Added: Jul-18-2011 Occurred On: Jul-18-2011
By: 4-B-10-ZONE
Tags: weapons, counter-mortar weapons, war, 20mm cannon, Iraq, gatling gun, minigun
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