C4iSR: Maritime

Surface Navy 2020: AN/SPY-6(V)4 ready for backfit installations

14 January 2020

The Raytheon AN/SPY-6(V)4 radar suite is ready to be backfit on the DDG 51 Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, Scott Spence, the company's senior director of naval radar systems, told Jane's.

"We can start immediately," Spence said during an interview with Jane's in advance of the Surface Navy Association 2020 Symposium. "The issue is funding."

The company is waiting for the release of the proposed federal government budget, he acknowledged, which will likely take place by mid-February.

"The data package was delivered in October [2019]," he said, noting that the best way to get the AN/SPY-6 capability into the fleet would be through the backfit systems on the older Flight IIA Burkes.

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