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NAVSEA goes to the well again with AN/SPY-6

24th May 2022 - 12:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


AN/SPY-6 software-defined radars being assembled at a Raytheon facility. (Photo: Raytheon)

Raytheon has obtained another contract modification from the USN to produce hardware for AN/SPY-6 radars.

US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has issued a new $422.66 million contract modification for Raytheon to exercise hardware production options for the AN/SPY-6 family of radars.

Work will be performed at 16 locations in the US for completion by September 2025, the DoD announced on 23 May.

The USN plans to install AN/SPY-6 software-defined radars on Flight IIA and Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, Nimitz-class and Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, San Antonio-class LPDs, plus the future DDG(X) surface combatant and Constellation-class frigate.

According to Shephard Defence Insight, AN/SPY-6 units are assembled with individual blocks called Radar Modular Assemblies (RMAs). Each RMA is a self-contained radar in a 125cm3 box.

They stack together and are time- and phase-synchronized to form any size radar aperture to meet vessel mission needs.

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