Raytheon SPY-6 Radar for Next Generation Navy Ships

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, was awarded a $651 million, with options totaling $2.5 billion, hardware, production and sustainment contract for full-rate production of the AN/SPY-6(V) Family of Radars. The contract, with options, totals $3.2 billion and five years of radar production to equip up to 31 U.S. Navy ships with SPY-6 radars. Under the contract, RMD…

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Christening Ceremony for Future USS Jack H Lucas

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday attended and delivered remarks at the christening ceremony for the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, March. 26. This ceremony marks the first christening of a Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. The ship is named in honor of Private First Class Jacklyn Harold “Jack” Lucas, who served as…

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Future USS Jack H. Lucas Marks Progress with Aegis Light Off

The U.S. Navy, in concert with Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon Missiles & Defense recently achieved Aegis Light Off (ALO) on the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the Navy’s first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. This milestone marks the beginning of the ship’s combat systems test program that will culminate…

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New Eyes for the Fleet

Not so long ago, the U.S. Navy’s two newest radars were nothing more than ideas. One would rotate. The other would stand still. Together, they would cover the skies nonstop, helping the Navy defend its ships, conduct air traffic control and increase its overall situational awareness. Now, the SPY-6(V)2 rotating radar and the SPY-6(V)3 fixed-face radar – known together as…

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DDG 51 Flight III Progressing on Schedule

November 20, 2020 – The U.S. Navy recently achieved several important milestones for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer Flight III upgrade, representing significant progress toward delivering critical Integrated Air and Missile Defense capability to the fleet. The DDG 51 Flight III upgrade is centered on the AMDR/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) system that provides improved capability…

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