close-in weapons system

noun

Definition of close-in weapons system

: a ship-mounted weapons system designed to detect and destroy incoming missiles at short range “Her only other weapons are four close-in weapons systems … . These are very rapid-fire machine guns aimed by radar and lasers.”— Stephen Coonts, Final Flight, 1988 abbreviation CIWS

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“Close-in weapons system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close-in%20weapons%20system. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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