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Japan requests Phalanx conversion kits

8th March 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of Phalanx conversion kits to Japan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 2 March.

Japan has requested 24 MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block IB Baseline 1 to MK 15 Phalanx Block IB Baseline 2 conversion kits under a package worth $45 million.

Japan has also requested support equipment, spare parts, logistical support services and other related elements of programme support.

If the sale goes ahead, Raytheon Missile Systems will be the prime contractor.

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