RaytheonÂ (NYSE: RTN) has won a multiyear, Â $200 million contract to upateÂ the close-in weapon systems ofÂ Japan’s maritime self-defense force.
The company will provideÂ upgrade kits, support equipment and hardware spares for theÂ 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 targetingÂ ship defense systems.
Raytheon designed Phalanx withÂ SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems to expand the weapon’sÂ keep-out range against anti-ship missiles and aircraft threats.