Raytheon s SPY-6 radar tracks ballistic missile through intercept and multiple, simultaneous targets

October 10, 2018 – Raytheon Company’s AN/SPY-6(V) radar continues to demonstrate its integrated air and missile defense capability through exceptional performance against multiple targets. The radar detected, acquired and tracked multiple targets from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. Capitalizing on two unrelated exercises conducted nearby in mid-September, SPY-6(V) not only tracked multiple threats simultaneously but also a ballistic missile – through intercept, for the first time. “AN/SPY-6(V) continues to impress through consistent performance against complex, surrogate threats,” said U.S. Navy Captain Seiko Okano, Major Program Manager…

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Raytheon Receives AMDR Production Contract

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $136 million production contract for AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar, the U.S. Navy’s next generation integrated air and missile defense radar. The award is an option exercised under the current low rate initial production contract and funds the fourth ship set of radar mission equipment. Since its inception in January 2014, the AMDR program has met 20 of 20 milestones, ahead of or on schedule. The radar has achieved a series of successes during the U.S. Navy’s AN/SPY-6(V)1 testing program, and remains on…

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Raytheon’s Air Missile Defense Radar tracks simultaneous missile targets for the first time

Raytheon Company’s AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar acquired and tracked multiple threat-representative targets simultaneously during its third dedicated flight test at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii. Test success proved AN/SPY-6(V) integrated air and missile defense performance against a short-range ballistic missile target and multiple anti-ship cruise missile targets. The radar searched for, detected and tracked all targets from launch throughout their flights. The test demonstrated the radar’s sensitivity and resource management, a critical multi-mission capability to extend the battlespace and safeguard the fleet from multiple…

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AMDR Tested off Hawaii

The U.S. Navy successfully conducted a simultaneous Air and Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) flight test with the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) off the west coast of Hawaii, Sept. 7. At 1:38 p.m., Hawaii Standard Time, (7:38 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time) a short-range ballistic missile target and multiple air-to-surface cruise missile targets were simultaneously launched. AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR searched for, detected and maintained track on all targets throughout the trajectories. The flight test, designated Vigilant Talon, is the third in a series of ballistic missile defense flight tests for…

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