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AUSA 2011: Raytheon examines larger calibre LPWS

11th October 2011 - 15:00 GMT | by Darren Lake


Raytheon, in partnership with the US Army and Navy, has completed initial gun calibre testing of 25 mm and 30 mm gun systems on a simulated Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System (LPWS).

The analysis focused on structural impacts to the system related the increase from the current 20 mm gun system. Testing focused on the structural impact of the larger munitions and gun calibre systems on the Phalanx mount and included factors such as acoustic pressure, system vibration, gun blast pressure and increased servo response time as a result of the large calibre gun.

During the next 24 months, Raytheon will

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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