Welcome back to the our channel for a discussion about the billion-dollar systems being developed to protect against drones, missiles, and other threats at sea and on land. We were the first ship on the west coast to get the Ram in the 90’s. During the initial testing it managed to shoot down the drone that was pulling the target. Only a $3M loss. I mean, to be fair the civilian contractors were on the ship assisting. Maybe it came out of their pockets. At the 5:00 mark, the Phalynx did have lower speed limit. Hopefully that was changed in the software and the CIWS can engage slow Cessna type suicide aircraft. We used 50 cal guns for that threat. I wish that I could find a solution to finding my wife at my age. I'm glad that's my problem to worry about instead of how I am going to survive commanding a small group of soldiers leading a group of civilians. "However we(the U.S.A.)won't use these very effective weapons against our aggressive rogue enemies until at least 3 of our carriers are sunk. Then we feel that maybe we should engage using the CIWS. But, only after extensive congressional debates." Hey you politicians: read this posted comment again and again and see how much sense it makes. I read somewhere from someone way smarter than me that: "politics have no place on the battlefield."