This modification will provide for three AN/SPY-6(V) LRIP units. « Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by March 2023, » Raytheon added.
According to the US Navy’s Notional HW Production Strategy, the FY2019 ships for SPY-6 that Raytheon was just awarded are DDG 130, 131 and 132. « Those would be the ship for these radars, » Naval News learned from a Raytheon representative.
Designed under the Air and Missile Defense Radar Program (AMDR), Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) radar is comprised of 37 individual radar modular assemblies (RMA), each of which is a self-contained radar.
In January, the AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar completed its latest test by successfully tracking a ballistic missile target. The short range ballistic missile target was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility. The radar searched for, detected, and maintained track on the target as predicted. The flight test, designated Vigilant Nemesis, was the final developmental test in a series of ballistic missile defense flight tests for the AN/SPY-6(V)1 AMDR.