The Army has awarded Raytheon [RTN] a five-year, $205 million deal to continue providing support for its Phalanx weapon system, the Pentagon said on Dec. 27.
Raytheon will provide services for the counter-rocket system, a land-based version of the close-in weapon system more commonly seen on Navy ships.
Work on the latest deal is expected to be completed in December 2023.
The Army first went after the anti-projectile Gatling gun in 2004 when the service was searching for a mature system required for quick fielding in Iraq.
The Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) Intercept Land-based Phalanx Weapon System system includes a 20mm M61A1 Gatling gun and infrared sensors used to detect close-in threats and provide early warning of attacks.
Raytheon was the only company to submit a bid for the work.