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Raytheon Awarded $288 Million to Provide Mk 15 CIWS Upgrades to the U.S. Navy, Turkey, and Australia

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $287,958,605 firm-fixed-price modification under previously awarded contract N00024-15-C-5406 to exercise options for MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) upgrades and conversions, system overhauls, and associated hardware.  CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses.  […]


Turkey Launches Amphibious Ship

Turkey has launched a 140-meter-long amphibious ship at a high-profile ceremony. The Bayraktar is the first of two landing ship tanks that Turkey’s procurement officials have commissioned. The vessel was designed, developed and built by a privately owned Turkish shipyard, Anadolu Tersanesi. The Bayraktar is expected to boost naval operational capabilities. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was present at […]


State Department Approves $310 Million Sale of Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems to the Turkish Navy

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for MK 15 Phalanx CIWS Upgrades and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $310 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Republic of Turkey […]