Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Phalanx Block 1B installed on RN warship; Westminster upgrade

Type 23 frigate HMS York has received a Block 1B upgrade to it's Phalanx CIWS. 16 Phalanx will be upgraded in total in the contract with Babcock. The upgrade adds a Forward Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) to the CIWS to help it engage with low-flying aircraft and surface targets. Meanwhile sister ship HMS Westminster is to receive Seawolf and command system, DNA(2), updates when it undergoes an £11 million refit.

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