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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First Flight III, Jack H Lucas, Launched

June 7, 2021 – The first DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer to be built in the Flight III configuration, the future Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), was successfully launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division, June 4. The DDG 51 Flight III upgrade is centered on the AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar and incorporates upgrades to…

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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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AN/SPY-6(V)1 for Jack H Lucas (DDG 125) Shipped

June 1, 2020 – Raytheon Missiles & Defense completed comprehensive near-field range testing on the first AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar array, signaling its readiness to be wrapped, packed and shipped to the U.S. Navy’s future USS Jack H. Lucas, DDG-125. The 14’ by 14’ modular array will deliver unprecedented integrated air and missile defense and air defense capabilities to Flight III guided…

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Lifts 320-Ton Aft Deckhouse onto Jack H Lucas (DDG 125)

May 20, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division achieved a substantial milestone today with the successful lift of the aft deckhouse onto guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The 320-ton aft deckhouse includes radar equipment rooms, main engine intake and exhaust compartments, electric shop, and staterooms. “Our team has kept this first Flight III ship ahead…

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Construction Begins on First Flight III Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer

March 5, 2020 – Construction of the future USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) officially began at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on Mar. 3. The milestone was marked by a ceremony at BIW’s structural fabrication facility in Brunswick, Maine. DDG 126 will be the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built in the Flight III configuration at BIW.…

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