Here is a video of CIWS in action in Iraq, with the happy GI voices in the back ground: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d306b12449 I do not think it could be staged. Here is an even better daylight one - you can see the mortar shells explode: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4a015fdb96 Do not miss the text posted above the second video. It reads: "For the unbelievers of the video I posted earlier of the system in action against an actual mortar attack in Balad, Iraq, here is the system being tested. Here is the video I posted of it in action in Iraq. Also called Land-Based Phalanx Weapons System or LPWS. " Note the word "video" is susposed to be another link you can follow, in the video page, but it did not work for me. You actually seeing it happen (CIWS in action against mortar shell in Iraq) - that should be sufficient "reference." BTW I asked you for a link back in my post 1037, but you never gave one. Now that I have given evidence for the successful use of CIWS in Iraq against faster and harder to hit falling mortar shells (as I claimed) perhaps you will try to support your claim (first made in your post 1025)?