Navy's AN/SPY-6 radar variants to be produced by Raytheon

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. Raytheon was awarded a $40.2 million contract modification to produce variants of AN/SPY-6 radar system for the U.S. Navy.

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy.

The contract exercises an option for fiscal 2019 production long lead material in support of the production of two configurations of the AN/SPY-6(V) radar systems, the SPY-6(V)2 Rotator Radar, and the SPY-6(V)3 Fixed Face Radar.

The two systems, built for surface warships, are elements of the Raytheon Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) project, sensors for the Navy's next generation radar on aircraft carriers and amphibious vessels. They are designed for simultaneous anti-air and anti-surface warfare, electronic protection, and air traffic control.

The EASR system is an array of radar devices on a 36-square foot platform that can be mounted on a vessel. The two variants offer a single-face rotating radar array for amphibious assault ships and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, and a three fixed-face array for Ford-class carriers and future guided missile frigates.

Work will be performed at Raytheon's Marlborough, Mass., facility.