'1.21 Gigawatts?!': Directed Energy Weapons Charge Up for a Naval Showdown

Nick Young
Posted: 01/18/2011

The last line of defence for warships worldwide is the Close in Weapon System (CIWS) (pronounced ‘seewiz’). CIWS designs are usually optimised against anti-ship missiles (ASMs), which are often very fast (>1000ms-1) and very manoeuvrable (>10g lateral and/or longitudinal acceleration). CIWS is the final defensive line providing a

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Nick Young
Posted: 01/18/2011

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