Royal Canadian navy Phalanx close-in weapon system to begin overhaul

CALGARY, Alberta. Raytheon Canada Limited is overhauling and providing in-service support for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems operated by the Royal Canadian Navy.

Under the $330 (CAD) 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 defense and technology programs for nearly 25 years.

Raytheon produces Phalanx, a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20mm gun system that automatically acquires, tracks, and destroys enemy threats that have penetrated other ship defense systems. More than 890 systems have been built for navies around the world.