LOUISVILLE, Ky ., Nov. 9, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN) is being awarded two contracts totaling
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.
"These systems represent our commitment to provide vital protection against threats ranging from supersonic anti-ship missiles and small, fast surface craft at sea to rockets, artillery and mortars in the land-based configuration," said Kevin Peppe , Raytheon's CIWS systems director.
"Phalanx is a critical element in the ship self-defense role," said Peppe. "LPWS has the proven capability to defeat in-coming threats while they are still airborne, providing unequalled protection to forces and civilians on the ground."
Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of
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