Centurion™ Weapon System provides immediate situational awareness, precision fires, real-time targeting and kill assessment.
The Centurion™ Weapon System is a Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System with the capability of integration with other protection sensors and systems.
The Centurion™ Weapon System mission represents a revolutionary approach to countering insurgent activities by intercepting rockets, artillery and mortar rounds in the air before impact, thereby reducing or eliminating any damage they might cause.
The Mobile Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System (MLPWS) integrates the combat-proven Centurion Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System on a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A3. All functions of the Centurion design featuring the Phalanx Block 1B are maintained on the MLPWS, which provides a more flexible component to the U.S. Army’s Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar initiative.
In the MLPWS configuration, Phalanx uses a 20 mm M61A1 Gatling gun that fires M-940 self-destruct rounds at a rate of 4,500 shots per minute. The system features an advanced search and track radar with closed-loop spotting technology that enables autonomous target detection and engagement. Phalanx can be interfaced with other sensors and systems to provide overarching protection of high-value sites on the ground.
Oshkosh’s HEMTT is a series of 10-ton, eight-wheel-drive vehicles designed to provide transport capabilities for resupply of combat vehicles and weapons systems. The HEMTT A3 features revolutionary ProPulse® diesel-electric drive technology that can improve fuel efficiency by at least 20 percent compared with other HEMTT models. An integrated generator can deliver more than 100 kilowatts of military-grade AC power for external operations. This advanced vehicle can climb a 60 percent grade, cross the most challenging terrain and achieve 65 mph on secondary roads.
Recent News: Raytheon awarded $57.8 million Phalanx contract – May 18, 2012
U.S. Army Awards Northrop Grumman $122 Million Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) Contract – January 30, 2012