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CIWS CAM PIN ACTUATOR

CIWS Cam Pin Actuator

Problem: Failure of a small part in the ammunition handling system can lead to a complete catastrophic system failure. This failure mode is a leading contributor to the system unreliability.

Solution: MTTC, working with the Navy and equipment manufacturer (General Dynamics), will analyze the root cause, redesign the part and produce several concept parts for system tests.

    NAVY POC
    Richard Ruth
    NSWC/PHD/L
    (502) 364-5822
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Benefits

Estimated Navy Cost Avoidance:

Minimum annual:       $224 K

Minimum 15 Year:   $3,360 K

 

Fleet Impact: It is estimated that correction of this problem will prevent at least 10 system failures per year. Each failure requires a large number of parts and expenditure time to correct.

Status: Complete

The Navy has completed testing on the cam pin design and has approved it for retro-fit with very minor modifications. Fixtures and instructions are being developed by General Dynamics, Burlington VT and will be issued to Navy Intermediate Level Activities (IMAs) this year. The upgrade will be made when an ammunition handling system is brought in for maintenance by the IMAs.

    Applications
  • 320 Phalanx CIWS systems in U.S.Navy
  • Foreign Military Sales Customers.

 

 

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