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UK renews Phalanx support contract for Babcock
Babcock International is continuing to provide in-service support to the Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) used by the UK RN.
The company was awarded a new two-year, £15 million ($20.67 million) contract by the MoD.
Phalanx CIWS is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and M61A1 20mm dual-fire Gatling gun system. It is used by the RN as its primary defence system against anti-ship missiles/
Babcock has been a partner on the Phalanx programme since 2006 and it already supports the CIWS from special facilities at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth.
In September 2018, the US State Department approved a $75 million FMS deal for OEM Raytheon to supply the RN with 50 MK 15 Phalanx CIWS Block 1B baseline 2 upgrade kits. Elevation for the Block 1B CIWS ranges from -25 degrees to +85 degrees, according to Shephard Defence Insight.
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