Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a contract modification to exercise options for the low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the AN/SPY-6 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program.
The fixed-price-incentive (firm target) modification, worth around $402 million, was awarded by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Fiscal 2019 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding for the amount will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This modification will provide for three AMDR LRIP units. The contract work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by March 2023. The LRIP units will be deployed on Flight III DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers.
AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)
The AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) is the U.S. Navy’s next generation radar system that will address Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) and Air Defense (AD) capability gaps identified in the Maritime Air and Missile Defense of Joint Forces (MAMDJF) Initial Capabilities Document (ICD).
AN/SPY-6(V)1 is an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) radar providing sensitivity for long range detection and engagement of advanced threats.
The AN/SPY-6(V)1 is currently planned to be deployed on the DDG 51 FLT III with four arrays each populated with 37 Radar Modular Assemblies (RMAs) providing SPY+16dB sensitivity. A variant of the AN/SPY-6(V) is currently planned to replace the AN/SPY-1 radar on existing DDG 51 FLT IIA ships. This variant includes four arrays each populated with 24 RMAs providing SPY+11dB sensitivity. The U.S. Navy is proceeding with the modernization of DDG 51 FLT IIA ships by replacing the existing AN/SPY-1D(V) with a scaled AN/SPY-6(V) radar to increase IAMD performance against raids of air and ballistic missile threats in adverse environments.