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AK-630 CLOSE-IN WEAPON SYSTEM
The AK-630 is a Russian-made shipboard close-in weapon system (CIWS). The system is fitted on the Russian-built Sovremenny class missile destroyers which the PLA navy ordered in the late 1990s. China also purchased few of this systems to arm its Type 054 (Ma’anshan class) missile frigate.
Unlike the Type 730 CIWS, it is not a self contained unit, requiring external guidance either optically or by radar. The AK-630 CIWS onboard the Type 054 missile frigate is guided by its onboard Type 347G (Rice Lamp) I-band fire-control radar.
Calibre: 30mm X 6
Rate of fire: 3,000 rounds/min
Elevation: -25/+85 degree
Traverse: 360 degree
Fire-control: Electro-optical + radar
This page Last updated 24 December 2005