SeaRAM Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Anti-Ship Missile Defense System
SeaRAM is a Mark 15 CIWS variant which integrates two fleet proven weapon systems: The Block 1B Phalanx CIWS and the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) guided missile weapon system. SeaRAM combines the Phalanx CIWS Block 1B search-and-track radar and electro optic sensor, along with its inherent threat evaluation and weapon designation capability, with a RAM 11-round launcher guide assembly on a single mount. The SeaRAM CIWS is a complete combat weapon system that automatically detects, evaluates, tracks, engages and performs kill assessment against ASM and high speed aircraft threats in an extended self-defense battle space envelope around the ship. SeaRAM can also be integrated into ship combat control systems to provide additional sensor and fire-control support to other installed ship weapon systems.
|Point Of Contact|
Office of Corporate Communication (00D)
Naval Sea Systems Command
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376
|General Characteristics, SeaRAM Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Anti-Ship Missile Defense System |
|Primary Function: Fast-reaction, detect-through-engage, missile weapon system.|
Above-Deck Weight: 16,901 lbs. (including missile rounds)
Missile Capacity: 11.
|Contractor: Raytheon Systems Company.|
|Date Deployed: 2009 (LCS-2).|
|Last Update: 30 January 2017|