Over­haul­ing of Cana­dian Navy Pha­lanx Close-in Weapon Sys­tems

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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.

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