Overhauling of Canadian Navy Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems
Raytheon Canada Limited is overhauling and providing in-service support for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems operated by the Royal Canadian Navy. Raytheon produces the Phalanx, 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, with more than 890 systems built for navies around the world. Under the $330 million contract by Public Services and Procurement Canada, RCL, working with Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, will “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.” Work under the contract, which was signed November 2017, will be conducted in Raytheon Canada Limited’s Calgary facilities. RCL has supported a broad range of Canadian defence and technology programmes for nearly 25 years.