The Pentagon has awarded a contract to Raytheon to upgrade equipment for the US Navy's Phalanx anti-missile Close-in-Weapon-System.
"Raytheon Co. is being awarded a $12,547,749 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract for hardware kits in support of the Phalanx Close-In-Weapon-System (CIWS) program," the Department of Defense announced in a press release Monday." The Phalanx CIWS hardware kits are intended to upgrade the Phalanx weapons system to the latest approved configuration."
Work is expected to be completed by March 2019.
The Phalanx weapon system is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled, radar-guided gun that can defeat anti-ship missiles and other close-in threats on land and at sea, according to Raytheon.
The Phalanx is also used on land by the US Army to counter-rocket, artillery and mortar rounds.
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