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Close In Weapons Systems For Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers

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Gary Cartwright

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Could you please advise me of the rationale behind the decision to equip the new Queen Elizabeth class of aircraft carriers with the 20mm Phalanx Close In Weapons System (CIWS), manufactured by Raytheon,and not the 30mm Goalkeeper CIWS produced by Thales Naval?

Please also advise me as to which other CIWS systems were presented in the tendering process for the carriers.

Yours faithfully,

Gary Cartwright

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Navy Command Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Cartwright,

Please find attached our response to your recent FOI request.

Yours sincerely

Navy Command Secretariat - FOI Section

NAVY SEC-FOI MAILBOX (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Cartwright,

 

Please see the attached response to your recent FOI request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Navy Command Secretariat – FOI Section

 

 

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