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Cvhjr

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Wow - actual footage - looks like .50 cal and .20 cal to me.


I think it is an Israeli Phalanx Close-in air defense system (by Raytheon) engaging incoming missiles.

I am guessing that this is part of Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system. There appear to be at least two high speed guns out of view of the camera, maybe more. At least 50cal. or maybe 20mm for the range they are shooting. The white can in the foreground appears to be for close-in fire, in the event the longer range guns do not do the job. All this is radar/computer controlled, no human
action except to turn it on.



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majormadmax

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Looks like a Centurion C-RAM, based on the Phalanx CIWS, a 20mm M61 Vulcan 6-barreled Gatling gun using a Ku-band radar and FLIR guidance systems. Developed to defend against rocket and mortar attacks on bases in Iraq...

 

TxStetson

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R2-D2 with a hardon.
That’s what we called it back in the late 80’s / early 90’s.
 
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