LOUISVILLE, Ky. , May 15, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
has been awarded a
Phalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that automatically acquires, tracks and destroys enemy threats. More than 850 sea-based systems have been built and deployed in the navies of 25 nations. Twenty-two land-based systems have been delivered to the U.S. Army.
"Along with defending against rockets, artillery and mortars in the land-based configuration, the Phalanx radars will support engagements of other at-sea systems such as the Rolling Airframe Missile against supersonic anti-ship missiles and other evolving threats," said Kevin Peppe , Raytheon's close-in weapon systems director.
Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of
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