Raytheon awarded $123 million Phalanx contract from Republic of Korea
Systems to go aboard FFX-, AOE II-class ships
TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 24, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
signed a $123 million contract to deliver nine Phalanx Block 1B Close-In
Weapon Systems to the Republic of Korea Navy.
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Under the direct commercial sale, the largest ever for the Phalanx program,
Raytheon will deliver the Phalanx systems for installation aboard the FFX
Batch II frigate-class ships and AOE II-class fast combat support ships.
Deliveries will begin in 2016 and are scheduled to be completed in 2022. The
contract was signed during the fourth quarter 2013.
"Phalanx provides the vital protective capabilities needed for the Republic of
Korea Navy to achieve its maritime mission requirements in the littorals and
high seas in which it operates," said Rick Nelson, vice president of
Raytheon's Naval and Area Mission Defense product line. "Phalanx counters
sophisticated subsonic and supersonic anti-ship missiles while increasing the
outer perimeter for ship self-defense."
Phalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that
automatically acquires, tracks and destroys enemy threats that have penetrated
all other ship defense systems. More than 890 systems have been built and
deployed in the navies of 25 nations.
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