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RCL awarded Phalanx CIWS work

26th February 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon Canada Limited (RCL) has received a $262 million contract to overhaul and provide in-service support for Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) operated by the Royal Canadian Navy.

Phalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20mm gun system that automatically acquires tracks and destroys enemy threats that have penetrated other ship defence systems.

Under the contract, RCL will work with Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services to provide maintenance, fleet technical support, repair and overhaul services on the Phalanx mounts which will ensure the systems are ready to address current and emerging threats.

Terry Manion, vice-president and general manager, RCL, said: ‘The Phalanx CIWS is an integral element of the Canadian navy's defence. This contract supports modernisation work that will keep these systems ready and relevant well into the future.’

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