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Raytheon to Update Japan’s Phalanx Weapon Systems; Rick Nelson Comments

Raytheon logoRaytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won a multiyear,  $200 million contract to upate the close-in weapon systems of Japan’s maritime self-defense force.

The company will provide upgrade kits, support equipment and hardware spares for the Phalanx weapon systems, Raytheon said Thursday.

“Phalanx provides the critical inner-layer of protection to sailors around the globe against threats that are continually evolving, ” said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ naval and area mission defense product line.

Phalanx is a computer-controlled system that works to track and engage threats targeting ship defense systems.

Raytheon designed Phalanx with SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems to expand the weapon’s keep-out range against anti-ship missiles and aircraft threats.

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