The Navy’s AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) completed its final round of developmental testing having successfully tracked its 15th ballistic missile target. During the Jan. 31 test in Hawaii, the SPY-6 searched, found and tracked a ballistic missile target launched from the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility as part of the radar’s development, according to the Navy.
“The radar performed exactly as predicted. This completes our rigorous developmental test program to support the on-time delivery of the Navy’s newest Flight III destroyer,” Capt. Seiko Okano, major program manager for Above Water Sensors in the Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), said in a statement.
This final SPY-6 radar developmental test occurred nearly two years after the radar’s first such live ballistic missile flight test, according to the Navy. At the same time the Raytheon-built SPY-6 radar was tested in Hawaii, engineers started integrating the electronic cabinets and other back-end radar components into the Aegis Combat System hardware at Aegis-developer Lockheed Martin’s Moorestown, N.J., test facility.