$5.3M More for Phalanx Spares
Raytheon Co. in Tucson, AZ received a $5.3 million firm-fixed-price contract modification to previously awarded contract N00024-04-C-5460 for production of 99 sets of Reliability and Maintainability Spares in support of the Phalanx Close In Weapon System (CIWS) program. This modification is attached to the same contract as an earlier $129 million upgrade program to Block 1B status. Phalanx provides U.S. Navy ships with a “last-chance” defense against anti-ship missiles and littoral warfare threats that have penetrated other fleet defenses. It automatically detects, tracks and engages anti-air warfare threats such as anti-ship missiles and aircraft, while the Block 1B’s man-in-the-loop system counters the emerging coastal warfare threat. Work will be performed in Tucson, AZ (10%) and Louisville, KY (90%), and is expected to be completed by July 2007. The Naval Sea System Command, Washington, D.C., issued the contract.