Raytheon Wins US Navy Contracts for SPY-6 Radars, Anti-Ship Strike Weapon

03.04.2023 North America
Raytheon Wins US Navy Contracts for SPY-6 Radars, Anti-Ship Strike Weapon

Raytheon Wins US Navy Contracts for SPY-6 Radars, Anti-Ship Strike Weapon

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Raytheon Technologies was awarded a $619 million contract to continue to produce AN/SPY-6(V) radars (photo) for the U.S. Navy. This is the second option exercised from the March 2022 hardware, production and sustainment contract that is valued up to $3 billion over five years.

“SPY-6 is the most advanced naval radar in the world providing unprecedented integrated air and missile defense capabilities,” said Kim Ernzen, President of Naval Power at Raytheon Missiles & Defense.

“Integration into the U.S. fleet is well underway with SPY-6 operating on the Navy's first, new Flight III destroyer. This contract enables the radar to be added to more ships including the first of existing Flight IIA destroyers that will be modernized,” she added.

The SPY-6 family of radars can defend against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, hostile aircraft and surface ships simultaneously. They provide several advantages over legacy radars, including significantly greater detection range, increased sensitivity and more accurate discrimination. Their scalable and modular radar arrays reduce cost and sustainment needs, while meeting the mission requirements of seven classes of ships.

Raytheon Technologies has been also awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for phase one of the Hypersonic Air-Launched Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare weapon program, or HALO. HALO is a carrier-based offensive anti-ship strike weapon that supports the U.S. Navy’s long range fires strategy.

“The U.S. Navy requires a highly capable and survivable weapon that’s adaptable for future relevance.  Raytheon’s open system architecture and digital engineering approaches will ensure we deliver this critical capability to the warfighter when they need it,” said Colin Whelan, President of Advanced Technology at Raytheon Missiles & Defense.

During this phase of the program, Raytheon’s Advanced Technology team will focus on maturing the technology required to reach a preliminary design review of an all up round HALO weapon system. The next phase of the program will focus on demonstrating a propulsion system.

HALO will be a higher-speed, longer-range, air-launched weapon system providing superior anti-surface warfare capabilities to the U.S. Navy. It will address advanced threats from distances that allows the fleet to operate in, and control, a contested battle space.

Raytheon Technologies is the world’s largest aerospace and defense company. Our global team of 180,000 employees pushes the limits of known science and redefines how we connect and protect our world. We are advancing aviation, building smarter defense systems and creating innovations to take us deeper into space.

The company, with 2022 sales of $67 billion, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, USA.





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