by Staff Writers
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jun 12, 2014
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $115.5 million contract to remanufacture, overhaul and provide upgrades to Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS). The CIWS is an integral element of the Navy's Fleet Defense In-Depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program.
Work under the contract, which was signed during the second quarter 2014, is expected to be completed by September 2017.
Close-in Defense Solutions
More than 890 systems have been built and deployed in navies around the world.
Intended to enlarge Phalanx's keep-out range against evolving anti-ship missiles, rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and other threats, SeaRAM Anti-ship Missile Defense Systems use advanced Phalanx Block 1B sensors and replaces the gun with an 11-round Rolling Airframe Missile guide.
SeaRAM is aboard the Independence-class of the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ships.
Naval Warfare in the 21st Century
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