Raytheon Buys Phalanx Systems from GD

by: Matthew Potter
January 8, 2009

Category: Business Line, Companies, Contract Awards, General Dynamics, Maine, production program, Raytheon | RSS 2.0

Raytheon awarded a contract to General Dynamics for the Phalanx weapon system. This multi-barreled gun was developed to provide point defense of ships but has also been modified to protect U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan from rockets and other indirect weapons. Forbes reports that GD will make the systems at their Saco, ME facility. The Counter Rocket and Mortar (C-RAM) system has proven effective in Iraq. www.Michaelyon-online.com has a video of the system in action.

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