Goalkeeper is a Dutchclose-in weapon system< (CIWS), which defends shipsagainst incoming missiles and ballistic shells. This system consists of an autocannon and an advanced radar which tracks incoming fire, determines its trajectory, then aims the gun and fires; all in only a matter of seconds. The system is fully automatic, needing no human input once activated.
Monday, May 24, 2010
I saw the HMS Illustrious final defence system - Goalkeeper on Richard Hammond's engineering programme on BBC last night. One for Whale and Not PC. Wiki describes it as