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Surface Navy 2019: USN set to receive first Raytheon EASR for testing

15 January 2019

Raytheon will deliver an Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) to the Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island, Virginia in early 2019, for developmental testing (DT).

That testing is set to begin in the March to June 2019 timeframe.

Additionally, the company is expecting a long-lead material contract for EASR later in 2019 for the first production options, Scott Spence, director of naval radar systems for Raytheon IDS, told Jane’s .

Raytheon is building two variants of EASR: SPY-6(V)2, a rotating, single-face radar for amphibious warfare ships; and SPY-6(V)3, using three fixed panel antennas, for aircraft carriers. USS Bougainville is expected to be the first ship to receive EASR.

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