Raytheon to equip Korean Navy vessels

12 September 2011 (Last Updated September 12th, 2011 18:30)

The Republic of Korea Navy has contracted Raytheon to supply five Phalanx block 1B close-in weapon systems for the new Ulsan-1 Class FFX ship programme. Under the $65.5m contract, the company will install the Phalanx weapon system on the 2,300t frigates, beginning April 2013. Ph

The Republic of Korea Navy has contracted Raytheon to supply five Phalanx block 1B close-in weapon systems for the new Ulsan-1 Class FFX ship programme.

Under the $65.5m contract, the company will install the Phalanx weapon system on the 2,300t frigates, beginning April 2013.

Phalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20mm gun system that tracks and destroys threats.

Designed for anti-ship, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft warfare, the new FFX ship class is expected to replace the existing Ulsan and other smaller frigates.