Raytheon Delivers First SPY-6 Radar Array to US Navy's Newest Destroyer

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Raytheon Delivers First SPY-6 Radar Array to US Navy's Newest Destroyer
AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar array

Raytheon Missiles & Defense delivered the first AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar array for installation on the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the U.S. Navy's first Flight III guided-missile destroyer.

The SPY-6 family of radars performs simultaneous air, missile and surface defense on seven types of U.S. Navy ships.

The 14' x 14' modular array was transported by truck from the company's automated 30,000-square-foot Radar Development Facility in Andover, Massachusetts, to Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

"This is the start of what will be a steady stream of SPY-6 array deliveries to the shipyard," said Kim Ernzen, vice president of Naval Power at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. "Threats to Navy ships are getting smaller and faster. SPY-6 will extend the Navy's reach against dangers like drones, ballistic missiles, aircraft and unmanned ships."

Raytheon claims that the SPY-6(V) family of radars delivers greater range, increased accuracy, greater resistance to environmental and man-made electronic clutter, advanced electronic protection than currently deployed radars.

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