Military Photo: Phalanx Fire

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Posted: 06/01/2012

SOUTH CHINA SEA (May 31, 2012) Rounds are fired from the Phalanx close-in weapons system aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). The weapons system combines a 20mm Gatling gun with search and tracking radar to provide surface ships with defense against anti-ship missiles. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Fidel C. Hart)



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