NAVAL PLATFORM SYSTEMS
Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon System
30mm GAU-8/A Gatling Gun And
Ammunition Handling System
The Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon System is an extremely accurate weapon system for close-in defense of ships from high-speed missile and aircraft threats.
The system defeats incoming threats with the 4,200 shot-per-minute GAU-8/A Gatling gun, which fires lethal 30mm Missile-Piercing Discarding Sabot ammunition.
Automatic and continuous threat evaluation and target prioritization are performed by system’s search radar, which relays 2D target information to the dual frequency (X and KA band pencil beam). Extremely accurate and continuous track data at very low target altitudes is provided by the KA band pencil beam. Continuous automatic comparison is made of the signal/noise ratios of the X and KA band returns to ensure uninterrupted tracking in a degraded environment. Anti-clutter and Electronic Counter-Counter-measures features also safeguard accurate tracking.
30mm Goalkeeper Technical Specifications
|Gun Type||GAU-8/A, 30mm, seven-barrel Gatling gun|
|Weight Mount with ammunition Off-mount equipment Total weight||14,018 pounds (6,372 kg)
7,766 pounds (3,530 kg)21,784 pounds (9,902 kg)
|Muzzle velocity/rate of fire||3,900 feet (1,189m) per second/ 4,200 shots per minute|
|Ammunition||30mm HEI, API, TP, MPDS|
|Feed system Drives/dispersion||Linkless, 1,200 round capacity Electric / 1.10 mr|
|Search antenna Frequency/type Beam width||X-band / linear array1.5° horizontal, 60° vertical|
|Track antenna Frequency/type TV||X and KA band / cassegrain
Compatible with CIR
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