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Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon System 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling Gun And Ammunition Handling System by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems

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United States of America

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
11399 16th Court North, Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33716


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                  14,018 pounds (6,372 kg)

Off-mount equipment Total weight              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/                      X-band / linear array1.5° horizontal, 60° vertical

type Beam width                                      

Track antenna Frequency/type TV            X and KA band / cassegrain

                                                                  Compatible with CIR

Defense Products & Services: Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon System 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling Gun And Ammunition Handling System by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
Defense Products & Services Sectors: Weapon systems, naval | Weapon systems, naval, anti-aircraft gun
Description: Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon System 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling Gun And Ammunition Handling System