Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defence radar (AMDR) has successfully detected, acquired and tracked multiple targets during demonstrations at the US Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii.
During the exercise, the radar system exhibited its ability to track multiple threats simultaneously, as well as a ballistic missile, through intercept.
Since its launch in January 2014, the US Navy’s SPY-6(V) programme has successfully met all milestones either ahead of or on schedule.
To be integrated on the US Navy’s first Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III guided missile destroyer, the future USS Jack H Lucas (DDG 125), the AN/SPY-6(V) radar is slated for delivery in 2019.
Program Executive Office above water sensors major programme manager and US Navy captain Seiko Okano said: “AN/SPY-6(V) continues to impress through consistent performance against complex, surrogate threats.”