Babcock awarded £17.9m Phalanx support

Babcock International has been awarded a three-year contract worth £17.9 million to continue providing critical support for the Royal Navy’s Phalanx Close-In Weapon Support System (CIWS).

The Phalanx CIWS is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled, radar-guided gun that can defeat anti-ship missiles and other close-in threats.
It features a 20mm gun capable of firing armour-piercing bullets at up to 4,500 rounds per minute – and is found on multiple Royal Navy platforms, including the Albion-class landing platform dock, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Type 45 Class destroyer and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

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