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 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 UK HMS Illustrious R06 Aircraft Carrier V STOL Invincible classuntil 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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