Lockheed Martin’s Solid State Radar (LM SSR) has been designated as AN/SPY-7(V)1 by the United States government, the company announced.
“The designation of AN/SPY-7(V)1 is a direct reflection of the maturity and capability of Lockheed Martin’s solid-state radar technology”, the company said in a statement.
“Lockheed Martin’s solid state solution meets the mission now and is flexible to adapt to the evolving threats of the future,” said Paul Lemmo, vice president and general manager at Lockheed Martin. “This new designation solidifies our ability to provide the most technically advanced capabilities our warfighters require.”
AN/SPY-7(V)1 is a modular and scalable solid state radar, allowing for continuous surveillance and protection. It will be fully integrated with the Aegis Combat System, providing advanced technology for future ship classes.
The Japanese Ministry of Defense selected AN/SPY-7(V)1 for two planned land-based Aegis Ashore installations in 2018. SPY-7 and Aegis Ashore will defend against ballistic missile threats and provide continuous protection of Japan.