Naval News From Around the World VI

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The US Navy announced on 31 January it has let a contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding for two new FORD-class aircraft carriers (CVN 80 and 81), saving over $4 billion by procuring two vessels simultaneously.

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It is....... a Phalanx 1B

A rapid-fire radar and electro-optical guided gun, the first of three to be fitted. Featuring a 20mm barrel it is capable of firing 4,500 rounds per minute against anti-ship missiles and a range of surface threats.

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