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Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 17, 2013
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $136.2 million contract for federal FY13 to remanufacture, overhaul and upgrade 19 Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems and produce four SeaRAM Anti-ship Missile Defense Systems.
This contract includes a $94.8 million option for FY14 covering an additional 12 Phalanx and four SeaRAM systems. The option, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $231 million.
"Phalanx is a vital ship self-defense system, providing the critical inner-layer of protection to sailors, Marines and ships," said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Naval and Area Mission Defense product line.
"With SeaRAM comes a significant extension of that inner-layer battlespace and the capacity to effectively engage multiple high-performance threats. Raytheon's ability to remanufacture Phalanx equivalent to new manufacture condition -- in appearance, operation and performance -- provides a significant cost savings to our customers."
Close-in Defense Solutions
Intended to enlarge Phalanx's keep-out range against evolving anti-ship missiles, rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and other threats, SeaRAM uses advanced Phalanx Block 1B sensors and replaces the gun with an 11-round Rolling Airframe Missile guide. SeaRAM is aboard the USS Independence (LCS 2) and USS Coronado (LCS 4).
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