Raytheon Missiles & Defense press release
The SPY-6 family of radars performs simultaneous air, missile and surface defense on seven types of U.S. Navy ships.
“SPY-6 will change how the Navy conducts surface fleet operations. Our ships will be able to see farther, react quicker and defend against threats in a way we couldn’t before.”
Capt. Jason Hall, program manager for Above-Water Sensors for the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems.
The 14′ x 14′ modular array was transported by truck from the company’s automated 30,000-square-foot Radar Development Facility in Andover, Massachusetts, to Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
“This is the start of what will be a steady stream of SPY-6 array deliveries to the shipyard. Threats to Navy ships are getting smaller and faster. SPY-6 will extend the Navy’s reach against dangers like drones, ballistic missiles, aircraft and unmanned ships.”
Kim Ernzen, vice president of Naval Power at Raytheon Missiles & Defense
The SPY-6(V) family of radars delivers significantly greater range, increased accuracy, greater resistance to environmental and man-made electronic clutter, advanced electronic protection, and higher reliability than currently deployed radars.