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Raytheon receives SPY-6 radar order

20th March 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Raytheon has received a $402.65 million contract modification for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR).

Through this order, the US Navy is exercising options under a previously awarded contract. The modification will provide the navy with three LRIP AMDR units for DDG 51 Flight III-class ships.

The radar provides vessel protection against air, surface and ballistic missile threats. The radar is built with individual building blocks called Radar Modular Assemblies (RMA). Each RMA is a self-contained radar in a 2in x 2in x 2in box, which can stack together to form any size array to fit the mission requirements of different vessels.

Work on this contract is expected to be completed by March 2023.

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