Russian media has reported that China’s latest indigenous Type 1130 close-in weapon system can fire 10,000 rounds per minute and destroy 90% of hypersonic missiles traveling at a speed four times the speed of sound, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily.
The system, which is the third-generation of the close-in weapon system developed by China, was recently spotted being installed on a PLA Type 054A frigate.
Compared to its seven-barreled Type 730 predecessor, the Type 1130’s Gatling-type gun has the same 30 mm caliber but the number of barrels increased to 11. While the Type 730 has only one magazine which contains 250 rounds, the latest gun carries two magazines each containing 640 rounds. The design allows the gun to fire over 10,000 rounds per minute and raise its hit rate against missiles traveling at Mach 4 to 90%, according to the Russian media outlet cited.
The system has been installed on both sides of China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. The Russian media predicted that the system will be deployed on the country’s latest guided missile destroyer, the Type 055, in the future.
Full article: PLA’s new Type 1130 CIWS can intercept Mach 4 missiles (Want China Times)