Raytheon Receives $129M for PHALANX Upgrade & Overhauls
Raytheon Systems Co. of Tucson, AZ received a not to exceed $129M firm fixed price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-04-C-5460) for the Phalanx Close In Weapon System (CIWS). The contract includes Block 1B upgrades, overhauls, parts and support equipment, and other ancillary equipment. The Block 1B overhauls include several improvements, including upgraded gun barrels and modifications that allow the Phalanx to be used against small, fast-moving boats in coastal areas. This equipment will be installed aboard several Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers (DDGs 107, 108, 109, 110, 111 & 112) and backfit upon various classes of ships. Additionally, two mounts will be provided to the United States Army. Work will be performed in Louisville, KY (90 percent) and Tucson, AZ (10 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2009. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. issued the contract.