Tucson, Arizona. 24 September 2016. Raytheon  is being awarded a $24,966,449 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-5406) for Land-Based Phalanx Weapon System (LPWS) spares.

The MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Phalanx is an autonomous, self-defense weapon system that integrates a fire-control system, search and track radars, an infra-red tracker, and a six-barrel Gatling gun (firing 20mm tungsten alloy projectiles at 4,500 rounds per minute) into a single mount configuration utilized to defeat incoming anti-ship missiles that have penetrated other defensive envelopes.  LPWS is a variant of the CIWS system mounted onto a lowboy trailer that is used by the Army.

Work will be performed in Louisville, Kentucky (36 percent); Williston, Vermont (18 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (6 percent); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3 percent); East Syracuse, New York (2 percent); Grand Rapids, Michigan (2 percent); Minneapolis, Minnesota (2 percent); Palo Alto, California (2 percent); Corona, California, (2 percent); Sharon, Massachusetts (2 percent); Industry, California (1 percent); Radford, Virginia (1 percent); Murray, Utah (1 percent); Petaluma, California (1 percent);  Dallas, Texas (1 percent); and various locations with less than one percent each (20 percent).

Work is expected to be completed by January 2019.  Fiscal 2016 operation and maintenance (Army); and fiscal 2016 other procurement (Army) funding in the amount of $24,966,449 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.