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  • 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.


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

    Used by

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


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    1986-may UK HMS Invincible R05 Aircraft Carrier V STOL Invincible class to 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 UK HMS Illustrious R06 Aircraft Carrier V STOL Invincible class until Sep 1993 at HMD Devonport.

    In Service

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    NL Royal Netherlands Navy
    BE Belgian Navy
    PT Portuguese Navy
    CL Chilean Navy
    PE Peruvian Navy
    UK Royal Navy
    KR Republic of Korea Navy

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