This will include work on:
- The next increment of software development that includes integration activities associated with Aegis baseline 10
- Installation and integration of a AN/SPY-6(V)1 array at the Combat System Engineering Development Site (CSEDS) in Moorestown, NJ
- Integration of a Combat System Virtual Test Environment (VTE) at the Advanced Radar Detection Laboratory (ARDEL) located at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Kauai, Hawaii to support system testing and data collection
- AN/SPY-6(V) Maintenance Training System development to include virtual interactive courseware
Talking to Naval News, a company spokesperson said that Raytheon is on contract with the U.S. Navy to deliver 7 shipsets of SPY-6 radars. Now in production at Raytheon’s Andover, MA-based facility, AN/SPY-6(V)1 remains on schedule for delivery to the first DDG 51 Flight III, the future USS Jack H Lucas (DDG 125). The first delivery of AN/SPY-6(V)2 to LHA-8, the America Class Amphibious Assault Ship, is on plan for 2021.
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 successfully tracked 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.
In August, Raytheon and the U.S. Navy completed the first system-level tests of SPY-6(V)2, the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (or EASR), at the Surface Combat System Center at Wallops Island, VA.