RAN Upgrades Phalanx to Block 1B Baseline 2 Status

June 22, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy’s latest upgrade of the Mark 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) has reached a major milestone by achieving Initial Operating Capability. Delivered on schedule, the upgraded capability is being progressively rolled out until late 2023 across Navy’s Destroyers, Amphibious Ships and new Supply Class Tankers. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda…

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