$260M Contract to Upgrade and Maintain Phalanx CIWS
Close on the heels of a $5.8M contract modification, Raytheon Co. received a $260M contract modification to the Mk. 15 Phalanx Close-In-Weapon System (CIWS) Program. This modification entails Block 1B upgrades and conversions, system overhauls, and associated hardware.
Phalanx Block 1B CIWS weapon systems are installed on a wide array of Navy ships, even as previous Phalanx versions receive upgrades to add its new capabilities. They are also being installed as land-based systems…
Upgraded Phalanx Block 1B versions can be used against small gunboats, standard and guided artillery, helicopters, and mines, as well as anti-ship missiles.
The land-based version of the Phalanx is a trailer-mounted weapon system developed to defend US bases against mortar attack. Also known as the C-RAM or Centurion, the MOD 29 uses its own target acquisition sensors, as well as feeds from Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPQ-36 short-range Firefinder radar and the Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar, to detect and track fired rounds.
Also known as the C-RAM or Centurion, the MOD 29 uses target acquisition sensors, including Northrop Grumman’s AN/TPQ-36 short-range Firefinder radar and the Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar, to detect and track fired rounds.
Raytheon will work on this contract modification in Louisville, KY (30%); Andover, MA (19%); Tucson, AZ (16%); Syracuse, NY (7%); Long Beach, CA (6%); Radford, VA (6%); Burlington, VT (6%); Palm Bay, FL (2%); Pittsburgh, PA (2%); Bloomington, MN (2%); Salt Lake City, UT (2%); Norcross, GA (1%), and New Albany, IN (1%), and expects to complete work by Sept 2012. Contract funds in the amount of $8.8 million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command manages the contract (N00024-07-C-5444).