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AN/SPY-6(V) radar in multiple target test

28th September 2017 - 03:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar has acquired and tracked multiple threat-representative targets simultaneously during its third dedicated flight test at the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.

The test proved AN/SPY-6(V) integrated air and missile defence performance against a short-range ballistic missile target and multiple anti-ship cruise missile targets.

During the test, the radar searched for, detected and tracked all targets from launch throughout their flights.

Tad Dickenson, AN/SPY-6(V) program director, Raytheon, said: ‘The speed, range, trajectory and complexity of multiple targets proved no match for AN/SPY-6 – it acquired and tracked them all.

‘It was truly gratifying for our government-Raytheon team to see the culmination of our engineering efforts in action, and achieve our third straight success.’

The AN/SPY-6(V) radar has demonstrated its performance against a range of singular and simultaneous live targets of increasing complexity, including integrated air and missile defence targets of opportunity, satellites and aircraft.

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