Close-In Weapon System Goalkeeper

Built by Holland Signaal, nowadays named Thales. Developed in 1975 and from 1980 in use.
The gun is built around the General Electric GAU-8/A 30mm seven barrel Gatling gun.
Height above deck is 3.7 meter.

Specifications Login to Edit

9.90weight (tn)
6.20height (m)
30caliber (mm)
4200Rate of fire (round/min)
1.50range (km)

Used by Login to Edit

1975 Guided-Missile Frigate Tromp class1
1978 Frigate Kortenaer class1
1991 Frigate Karel Doorman class1
1995 Support Ship Amsterdam class1
1998 Landing Ship/Platform Dock Rotterdam class2
2003 Landing Ship/Platform Dock Albion class2
2005 Landing Ship/Platform Dock Improved Rotterdam class2
2008 Guided-Missile Destroyer Sejongdaewang (KDX-III) class1
2015 Support Ship Joint Support Ship class2

Refits Login to Edit

1986-may HMS Invincible R05 Aircraft Carrier V STOL Invincible classto HMD Devonport for an extensive refit until Nov 1988 including work on the machinery, reconfiguring the ski jump, an operations room upgrade, new sonar, 3 sets of Goalkeeper CIWS (to replace post-South Atlantic conflict Phalanx) and an increase in the air group capacity. Returned to service in 1989.
1991-sep HMS Illustrious R06 Aircraft Carrier V STOL Invincible classuntil Sep 1993 at HMD Devonport.

In Service Login to Edit

Royal Netherlands Navy
Belgian Navy
Portuguese Navy
Chilean Navy
Peruvian Navy
Royal Navy
Republic of Korea Navy

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