Raytheon Wins Phalanx Close-In Weapon System Contract

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a $6,693,470 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-5437) for engineering and technical services in support of the MK15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System.

The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is a fast reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other ships’ defenses.  The Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is an integral element of the fleet defense in-depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program.  Operating either autonomously or integrated with a combat system, it is an automatic terminal defense weapon system designed to detect, track, engage, and destroy anti-ship missile threats penetrating other defense envelopes.  Phalanx Close-In Weapon System is currently installed on approximately 187 Navy ships and is in use in more than 20 foreign militaries.  This effort includes the governments of Japan and Saudi Arabia (1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by April 2012.  Contract funds in the amount of $200,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.


Source: defense, August 2, 2011;