WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The firm was awarded a contract for design agent engineering and technical support services for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), SeaRAM, and Land-based Phalanx Weapon System, according to the release.
The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $398.6 million, according to the release.
The SeaRAM system is an 11-missile launcher assembly that replaces the Phalanx system’s 20 mm gun with Raytheon's RAM missile.
The RAM is a supersonic, lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget weapon designed to destroy anti-ship missiles.
The missile requires no additional direction upon launch and its passive radio frequency and infrared guidance provide high-firepower capability for engaging multiple threats simultaneously.