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Dutch to replace Goalkeeper   Naval Guns

Started 19-Jan by autogun; 339 views.
autogun

From: autogun

19-Jan

From overtdefense.com

The Netherlands’ Ministry of Defense has detailed its plans to replace the Goalkeeper close-in weapon system with a combination of missiles and guided shells for point defense of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s ships.

On January 14, State Secretary of Defence Barbara Visser notified the Dutch House of Representatives of plans to procure a combination of RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles and Leonardo’s DART (Driven Ammunition with Reduced Time of flight) 76mm guided subcaliber projectiles to replace the nearly 40 year old Goalkeeper system. According to the Ministry of Defense, the selection was made based on the two systems’ combined ability to combat a variety of emerging threats like drones and fast attack boats, in addition to the more traditional threats faced by close-in weapon systems like anti-ship missiles and aircraft.

renatohm

From: renatohm

19-Jan

US also replaced Phalanx for the RAM in many ships.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

19-Jan

Makes lots of sense as 76mm has a much longer engagement range  and is useful on both surface and air targets.

Red7272

From: Red7272

19-Jan

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

Makes lots of sense as 76mm has a much longer engagement range  and is useful on both surface and air targets.

Yup. ASMs are so fast now a 2000 metres engagement range is just not practical.

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