U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $159 million for Phalanx production

070214-N-4965F-011 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (Feb. 14, 2007) - USS Lake Erie (CG 70) Commanding Officer, Capt. Randall Hendrickson, and U.S. Army chaplains from U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC) watch as Fire Controlman 2nd Class Harold Granberg manually rotates the Phalanx Close In Weapons System (CWIS) during a visit to the ship. More than 60 U.S. Army chaplains and chaplainOu0303s assistants from USARPAC visited Lake Erie as part of the annual USARPAC Command Chaplains Conference, which stressed the growing importance of working with the Navy in a joint service environment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl (RELEASED)
Read news from Defence Blog at  Flipboard.com | Subscribe to the  newsletter from Defence Blog
2544

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $159.9 million contract to manufacture, inspect and test Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS).

The contract, which provides for a $10 million option in FY15 and another valued at $291 million in FY16, includes support equipment for the Phalanx and SeaRAM Weapon Systems, Block 1B radar upgrades and kits for reliability, maintainability, and availability. The contract also covers overhaul of four Land-based Phalanx Weapon Systems.

“Phalanx provides the U.S. Navy’s ships with a ‘last-chance’ defense against anti-ship missiles and littoral warfare threats while SeaRAM extends that inner-layer battlespace,” said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon’s Naval and Area Mission Defense product line. “Close-in systems give warfighters the ability to automatically carry out functions usually performed by separate systems on other ships.”

Work under the contract, which was signed in the third quarter of 2015, is expected to be completed by August 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.

This contract was announced by the Department of Defense on September, 30, 2015.

Could you please comment on this news?