AN/SPY-6 array delivered to Pacific Missile Range FacilityJune 22, 2016
KAUAI, Hawaii – The U.S. Navy installed a new AN/SPY-6 radar at the Advanced Radar Development Evaluation Laboratory (ARDEL) at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) June 6.
The delivery and installation of the AN/SPY-6 radar at ARDEL followed the successful completion of Near Field Range testing in Sudbury, Massachusetts in late May and marks the beginning of the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program’s next phase of execution that includes live test campaigns at PMRF involving air and surface targets as well as Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) flight tests.
“Completion of Near Field Range testing and installation at ARDEL is a huge milestone for our AMDR team,” said Capt. Seiko Okano. “Delivery of the radar 13 months after System Critical Design Review is a testament to the maturity of the design and a reflection of the team’s hard work. The Navy needs this capability today, and this keeps us on track to delivering this critical capability to the Fleet.”
Preparations for the next phase of testing are underway, and near term efforts will focus on integration and checkout to support initial light off in early July.