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  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Following contracts for MK-31 RAM missiles and SM-3 missiles earlier this week, the U.S. Navy has now awarded American defense company Raytheon a $287.9 million contract for work on the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS). Under the latest firm-fixed-price modification, Raytheon will carry out MK 15 CIWS upgrades and conversions, and system overhauls. CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal […]

  • 13 May 2011
    Equipment & technology

      HMNZS TE MANA has successfully test-fired her Close in Weapons System (CIWS) during exercises in the South China Sea. The CIWS (also known as a Phalanx) is a 6 barreled radar controlled 20mm machine gun that can fire up to 75 rounds of hardened steel bullets a second (4500 per minute).  The purpose of […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. defense contractor Raytheon announced it has tested a new electric gun for the Phalanx close-in weapon system. The company said the new upgrade allowed soldiers and sailors to fire at varying rates, which uses less ammunition. The goal of the live-fire test was to ensure the electric gun can operate despite the heavy vibrations […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 24 to conduct combat systems ship qualification trials (CSSQT). CSSQT is an operational test of Truman’s close-in weapons system (CIWS), rolling airframe missile (RAM) and NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System (NSSMS). Fire Controlman 3rd Class Ronda Johnson, one of four CIWS […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) close in weapons system (CIWS) successfully tracked and fired upon a mobile surface target during a Combat System Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT) surface gun exercise (GUNEX), May 19.   The CIWS, a 20mm radar-guided Gatling gun system, fires 75 rounds per second and protects the ship from […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Babcock, in association with Raytheon, is to deliver four Phalanx 1B kits and convert four land Phalanx Weapons Systems to their original marinised configuration to provide naval Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) capability (the UK’s primary defence for ships against anti-ship missiles), under a contract awarded by the UK MoD. Three of the four Phalanx kits […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $10 million firm-fixed-price modification under a previous contract for MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) SeaRAM upgrades and conversions, system overhauls, and hardware. CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. The CIWS […]

  • 15 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Prior to entering the city of Hobart for a first visit to her namesake city, the lead ship of the Royal Australian Navy’s air-warfare destroyers, HMAS Hobart, tested her armament with a program of firing serials. During the trials, Hobart tested her 20mm close-in weapons system (CIWS) against an inflatable surface target, marking the first […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $64.6 million contract for design agent engineering and technical support services for the Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS), SeaRAM, and land-based Phalanx weapon system. CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Everett, Wash., March 9 after spending nearly a week at sea conducting sea trials. “The main objective was to make sure all systems and equipment worked properly following the extended yard period,” said Lt. Cmdr. Chris Webster, Nimitz training officer. […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy sailors and marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed the final phase of combat systems ship qualifications trials (CSSQT) and follow-on operation testing of the ship’s weapons systems February 2. Command, control, computers, communications, combat and intelligence (C5I) department’s CF division has been preparing for CSSQT since the ship […]

  • 26 August 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $161,030,943 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-5427) for MK15 Mod 31 SeaRAM systems in support of LCS 6 and 8 and Japan’s DDH 2405 helicopter destroyer, as well as Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Block 1B class “A” overhauls, and land-based Phalanx Weapon System class […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company 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 […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) carried out a live-fire exercise with the ship’s RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile weapons systems and Phalanx Close-In Weapons System on November 2. Carl Vinson fired at two drones using the ship’s aft RAM launcher and fired the CIWS as part of a pre-aim […]

  • 11 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy Video USS Porter (DDG 78), an Aegis-upgraded guided-missile destroyer, completed on March 4 a live-fire test from a SeaRAM missile system and became the first U.S. Navy destroyer to do so. SeaRAM, which replaced Porter’s Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) mount, is a self-contained detect-to-engage ship self-defense capability that combines the sensor systems of a CIWS […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced the Company has been awarded a new single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide installation support for Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) on U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard vessels.   This contract has a one-year base period plus two option […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Industry news

    A Japanese warship named Osumi collided with a fishing boat this morning off the coast of Hiroshima, the Times of Malta reports. Two of four crewmembers of the fishing boat are in a critical condition after the collision, which sank the boat. The Defence Minister, Itsunori Onodera, said that the accident is very regrettable, adding […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s first upgraded Goalkeeper close-in weapon system recently passed its sea acceptance trials aboard landing platform dock HNLMS Johan de Witt, Thales – the company in charge of the system modernization – announced. The test came six years after the company was contracted for upkeep modifications in 2012. Goalkeeper proved its mettle against […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command informed that the navy completed initial operational testing and evaluation (IOT&E) of the Independence-variant littoral combat ships with a successful SeaRAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) firing event aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4), June 3. According to the navy, the tests demonstrated the core anti-air warfare capabilities of the ship against an […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The crew of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) held live-fire exercises designed to test the crew’s defensive abilities in order to complete the Air/Surface Warfare Live Fire Certification Exercise (AW/SW CERTEX) while transiting off the coast of Japan, July 14.   The 7th Fleet flagship fired 4,420 rounds of ammunition and […]

  • 10 December 2018

    The US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) has completed the testing of the ship’s defense capabilities during Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT).  As explained, CSSQT tested Abraham Lincoln’s ability to operate onboard weapons systems, including the close-in weapons system (CIWS), rolling airframe missile (RAM) launchers and the Enhanced NATO Sea […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Canadian government has awarded Raytheon Canada a CAD$704 million contract for the upkeep and upgrades of close-in weapon systems (CIWS) aboard Royal Canadian Navy ships. The in-service support contract will be valid until late 2037, and comprises an initial 10-year service period with three options of five, three and two additional years, respectively. It […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    For various reasons, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has not deployed since 2004. But after a highly successful combat systems ship qualification trial (CSSQT), Wasp has sent a clear, concise, and concussive message to the fleet: She is back in the fight. After completion of a successful CNO availability at BAE shipyard […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    French Navy’s La Fayette-class frigate FS Guepratte (F-714) is scheduled to enter the Romanian port of Constanta on December 5 for the final port visit on her Black Sea tour. Guepratte is visiting Romania after paying a visit to Ukrainian port of Odessa along with US Navy destroyer USS James E Williams on November 30. Once […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Saudi Arabia and Lockheed Martin have reached a $6 billion deal for the acquisition of four littoral combat ships, according to a Bloomberg report. The report said that the signed letter of agreement included a better-armed version of the Freedom-variant LCS Lockheed Martin’s industry team is building for the U.S. Navy. The export variant of the U.S. […]

  • 8 July 2019

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has carried out the first test of its two Phalanx close-in weapon systems (CIWS), engaging both air and surface targets. The trial took place on July 7, as the ship is in the final stages of preparations for a departure to the US coast where it will wrap […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Lockheed Martin has received a $22.7 million contract modification under a wider, $6 billion contract for the construction of four up-gunned littoral combat ships for the Saudi Arabian navy. The contract modification was administered through the US Naval Sea Systems Command under the foreign military sales program with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia providing funds. Work under […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon Company signed a contract for 42.8 million pounds to deliver five Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon Systems to the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence starting in 2013. Installation and in-service support will be provided by Babcock Marine. “Phalanx provides unparalleled ship self-defense to fleets operating in blue water as well as littoral environments,” said […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth June 16 for an extended Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). Maintenance on Bush is scheduled to last eight months and one week, which is longer than the normal six-month PIA, largely due to critical path work on the Vacuum […]