RTX Awarded $677 Million US Navy Contract for SPY-6 Family of Radars

RTX Awarded $677 Million US Navy Contract for SPY-6 Family of Radars - Merchant Navy Info - News

RTX won this strategically significant contract and will equip itself with seven additional radars, significantly bolstering its defence capabilities. This will increase the total number of radars under contract for procurement to 38, marking a substantial step forward in the Navy’s technological advancements.

“SPY-6 provides the fleet with superior air surveillance, electronic warfare protection and enhanced detection abilities,” said Barbara Borgonovi, president of Naval Power at Raytheon(RTX). “This contract is an important step forward in ensuring that we deliver this technology to ships to improve the overall self-defence of the fleet.”

The successful integration of SPY-6 into the U.S. Navy’s surface fleet is underway. According to Navy News, The process began with the USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) commissioned in October 2023. The USS Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) is the second ship and the first to deploy the (V)2 variant. LPD 29 was delivered to the U.S. Navy on April 11 following the successful completion of builder’s and acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. The SPY-6(V)2 radar not only provides defence against missile threats. These radars will also provide air traffic control capability, a testament to its advanced capabilities and the Navy’s operational readiness. 

The SPY-6 family of radars is the most tested and advanced radar technology in production today. Over the next ten years, it will be deployed on 65 U.S. Navy ships to defend against air, surface, and ballistic threats.

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