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"We swarmed on the Human cruiser en masse. It was isolated, unsupported. Our formation was destroyed in seconds by the first barrage...How have the humans grown so powerful?"
―Anonymous Brute Pilot

Firestorm Close-in Weapon System
Production information
Technical specifications
Magazine Size

battery fed

Rate of Fire

300 pulses a minute




as far as atmospheric conditions or targeting systems allow


Necros War




The Firestorm Close-in Weapon System is a point defence weapon for warships to defend against fighter craft. The weapon utilises two TITAN Lasers on a turreted mount guided by an advance targeting package and a single AURORA Laser on top on a separate turret as point defence against missiles.


The primary use of the Firestorm is to shoot down enemy fighters. The weapon is capable of penetrating both the shields and armour of the Seraph fighter while succeeding to blow out the internal system, literally rending it apart with the massive burst of heat, change in pressure and powerful forces exerted by the lasers. The AURORA Laser on top destroys incoming enemy ordnance, providing all round protection.


The weapon is made up of two TITAN Lasers held on a dual mount and a AURORA Laser held on a mount on top of the weapon that is turreted separately. These are guided by a computer controlled guidance package, utilising a mixture of millimetre wave RADAR, thermal imager, jam homing, optical, UV, PAVE CROW and LIDAR. The weapon is operated by the ADIS that allows the Firestorm to be set up in to act in coordination with other vehicles. Usually, depend on the ship its arranged on, they are set up in phalanxs of two supporting three Windstorm CIWS, operating on 'overwatch', with the first three being the priority guns, disabling or destroying the first enemy contacts and the two on overwatch covering them while they recharge, engaging any that slip through the defence net or engaging high priority targets for immediate destruction. They work in coordination with other phalanxs, point defence lasers and Thunderstorm Close-in Weapon Systems to engaging and destroying oncoming fighter and missile constellation. The computer trackers keep up with enemy targets. No 'pre-emptive' fire is needed due to the hitscan nature of the weapons.

UNSC Comments

"Man, you seen fighters try to attack a ship? Flashes of red its all over!"

"You wanna know why the Firestorm is so righteous? Because its accuracy rate is soooo high! Its something like 99%!"

"The Phalanx set up is so utterly perfect... Nothing gets through."

Equipment of the UNSC

Armour Systems

M4A2 Body Armour | M6B SOBA | M7 OGRe | M19 HazOp Armour | M26 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Armour | MJOLNIR Mk. VII | SPI Mk. III | M37 Pressure Suit | M11 Stealth Suit | Advanced Combat Engagement System | ARES | Infantry Shield Grading | Infantry Body Armour | Nanotech Polymers | Bio-Tech Force Enhancement | AEGIS | AURA Module

Camouflage Technology

Active Camouflage field | Camouflage Cloak Mark II | DU-35 Optical Camouflage | Active camo Tech | ECM Technology | 2606 Thermal Optical Camouflage

Warship Technology

Capital Ship Shield Grading | Shaw-Fujikawa Model 52 | Plasma Fusion Drive | Firestorm CIWS | Windstorm CIWS | Thunderstorm CIWS | Decoy Launcher | AN/SLQ-1011 PAVE FAITH | Slipspace Scrambler Installation | Ship Armour Plating | Ship Boring Umbilical Laser | High Orbit Precision Entry | Starcraft Weaponry (Necros)

Spacecraft Technology

Starcraft Shield Grading | Spacecraft armour | DECEPTION | Area Defence and Interception System | X-13 Series | SUBTERFUGE


TERRA Ion Satellite | LUNA Laser Satellite | SOL Laser Satellite | COMET Directed EMP Satellite | METEOR Kinetic Bombardment Weapon | ASTEROID Kinetic Bombardment Weapon | HELIOS Satellite

Aircraft Technology

BELLIGERENT | Gunpod Technology | Hardpoint Systems | X-13 Series | SUBTERFUGE

Ground Vehicle Technology

M980 WAO/AM DW | CARAPACE DAPS | Armour technology | ADIS System | REBOUND | NOCTURNAL | BLINDER | Artillery Fire Control System | PALADIN Weapon Station | NEMESIS | AN/VLQ-1010 PAVE HOPE

Stationary Weapons

Mk, 2588 Trebuchet MAC | M388B Hecatoncheires ADS | M389A Briareos ADS | M8A2 Wolf Spider ADS | Longbow Missile silo

Mobile Equipment/Weapons

Shortbow Missile Trailer | MOLE

Infantry Equipment

Ghost | Defuser | DV-4 Energy Shield | DV-5 Energy Shield | SL-4 Beacon | Misriah Rails | Radio Pack | Communication Pack | Battle Dress Utilities | Battle Equipment Utilities | AC4 Helmet Mounted Display | AC5 Heads Up Display | M-1126 Explosives Installation Tool | ABC Scrambler | Electronic Engagement System | Cybernetic Attack System | PAVE ROOK Sensor | SPHINX System | G-Pack | M35 Beacon

Mobile Equipment

B-68 Command Post | Type-D Resupply Canister

Medical Technology

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Other Technology

War Net | Artificial Intelligence (Necros) | LAIRD | RATS | Liquid State Electronics | EXCALIBUR | Pyrosene-VI