U.S. Navy Awards Raytheon $114M Contract in Support of AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems is awarded a contract, worth around $114 million, for providing integration and production support efforts for AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR).

The cost-plus-fixed fee, firm-fixed-price, cost only contract was awarded by the U.S. Department of Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

The work to be performed is the integration and production support for continued combat system integration and test, engineering, training, software and depot maintenance, and field engineering services, as well as the procurement of spare parts. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to around $357.82 million.

Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts (64 percent); Kauai, Hawaii (18 percent); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (8 percent); San Diego, California (7 percent); Fair Lakes, Virginia (2 percent); and Moorestown, New Jersey (1 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2019.

AN/SPY-6(V) is the U.S. Navy’s next generation integrated air and missile defense radar. Currently in production, and on track for the DDG-51 Flight III destroyer, SPY-6 provides the Navy with unmatched protection against air, surface, and ballistic missile threats.

The radar is built with individual ‘building blocks’ called Radar Modular Assemblies. Each RMA is a self-contained radar in a 2’x2’x2’ box. These RMAs can stack together to form any size array to fit the mission requirements of any ship. This technology makes SPY-6 the Navy’s first truly scalable radar.

SPY-6 Advantages:

+ Scalable – can be configured for other ships based on mission requirements
+ Capable – designed to counter large and complex raids
+ Digital beamforming – provides exceptional capability in high-clutter and jamming environments
+ Reprogrammable – able to adapt to new mission or emerging threats
+ Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based AESA – semiconductor technology enables 360 degree Active Electronically Scanned Array capability

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