Air Defense: British Upgrade Phalanx


April 25, 2006: The British Royal Navy is upgrading 16 Phalanx anti-missile gun systems on its ships, to the 1B standard. Each system will cost $3.6 million to upgrade. This will enable the Phalanx to deal with more effective anti-ship missiles developed, or upgraded, in the last decade. The upgrade will also enable the new RAM (Rolling Airframe Missiles) systems, that are being installed in ships, to work with the Phalanx radar and fire control systems, to provide longer range (7,000 meter) anti-missile protection. The Phalanx gun is only good out to about 2,000 meters.




Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   Contribute   Close