Raytheon Wins New Phalanx Contract from the UK Ministry of Defence
Oct 29, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Raytheon Company announced that it has 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 Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Naval and Area Mission Defense product line. "Thanks to its array of sensors, Phalanx brings a proven solution against threats launched from land, sea or air."
"The addition of these five systems underpins the Royal Navy's Fleet 2020 capability plans and significantly increases ship self-defense to crews and ships," said Paul Gilligan, head of strategic programs for Raytheon UK, the U.K. subsidiary of Raytheon Company. "The constant evolution of the threat demands the most successful and reliable method of protection, which Phalanx provides."
Raytheon Company is a technology company specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world.
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