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First Phalanx to Prince of Wales

First Phalanx to Prince of Wales 6 July, 2020

The Royal Navy's HMS Prince of Wales (R09) aircraft carrier is equipped with the Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS).

According to a post on the Navy's official Twitter account, the Queen Elizabeth-class HMS Prince of Wales will be able to carry out its close air defence mission with General Dynamics production Phalanx.

The platform, which is the Navy's second aircraft carrier, plans to deploy 40 F-35B Lightning II and Merlin helicopters.

The platform features Phalanx, as well as a 30mm automatic small-caliber weapon system and a MiniGun. 

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