US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems a USD402.7 million fixed-price-incentive, firm-target contract modification, exercising options for the Air and Missile Defense Radar Program (AMDR) for low-rate initial production (LRIP) AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar systems.
Under the modification, NAVSEA is buying three AMDR LRIP AN/SPY-6(V)1 units.
The LRIP units will be deployed on DDG 51 Flight III-class ships. Work is expected to be completed by March 2023.
At the same, Raytheon is looking for ways to get modified AN/SPY-6 radar into Flight IIA destroyers, said Scott Spence, company director of Naval Radar Systems.
“We’re working with the navy to accelerate the backfit programme for SPY-6 in the IIA ships,” Spence said on 15 March during a media briefing on the radar programme.
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