C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Raytheon set to begin delivery of initial SPY-6(V) radars

05 May 2017

Key Points

  • USN awards initial LRIP contract for nine systems
  • Navy will compete follow-on LRIP and FRP awards

The US Navy awarded Raytheon a USD327.14 million contract for the first low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), known as SPY-6(V), for the Flight III DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers.

Raytheon will initially deliver three radars, with the first set for 2019. The second and third systems will be delivered in 2020. All SPY-6(V) system deliveries will follow the USN's shipbuilding plan for the Flight III destroyers, Tad Dickenson, director of the Air and Missile Defense Radar programmes for Raytheon, told Jane's on 4 May.

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