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Performance Details on the Phalanx System  

"...NavSea spokesman Alan Baribeau said...there are 22 modified CIWS [technical name for the Phalanx] guns protecting bases in the U.S. Central Command area of operations [Iraq], with 23 more on order. John Eagles, another Raytheon spokesman, said that altogether, the guns have defeated 105 attacks, mostly from mortar rounds, saving “untold lives,” he said."

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