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|Raytheon's Air & Missile Defense Radar stacks up second ballistic missile test success|
This test event featured a more complex, threat-representative ballistic missile target than prior tests, intended to challenge the detection and tracking capabilities of the new radar. AN/SPY-6 acquired and maintained the long-range missile target track, from launch through flight.
"We are continuing to stress this radar by increasing the range and complexity of the targets and demonstrating the radar is meeting its performance requirements," said Navy Capt.
This result is the most recent in a series of successes for AN/SPY-6, following the tracking of the first ballistic missile target in
Having achieved Milestone C, ahead of schedule, the program remains on track for delivery to the first DDG 51 Flight III destroyer. AN/SPY-6(V) transitioned to Low Rate Initial Production with the
AN/SPY-6(V) provides greater capability – in range, sensitivity and discrimination accuracy – than currently deployed radars, increasing battlespace, situational awareness and reaction time to effectively counter current and future threats. It is the first scalable radar, built with Radar Modular Assemblies - radar building blocks. Each RMA, roughly 2' x 2' x 2' in size, is a standalone radar that can be grouped to build any size radar aperture, from a single RMA to configurations larger than currently fielded radars.
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