Raytheon delivers air, missle defense radar array to Navy in Hawaii

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Raytheon Co. has delivered the first AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radar (AMDR) array, which provides greater range, sensitivity and discrimination accuracy than current radars, for installation at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii.

"Several months of testing at our near-field range facility, where the array completed characterization and calibration, have proven the system ready for live target tracking," Raytheon AMDR Program Director Tad Dickenson said. "The array was the last component to ship. With all other components, including the back-end processing equipment, delivered earlier and already integrated at the range, AMDR will be up and running in short order."

The array was delivered ahead of schedule, as were many of the previously delivered components of the system. It’s delivery puts the engineering and manufacturing development phase at nearly 80 percent complete. SPY-6(V) is still on scheduled for 2019 delivery for the fist DDG 51 Flight III destroyer.

"The extensive testing to date has demonstrated good compliance to the radar's key technical performance parameters," Navy Capt. Seiko Okano, major program manager, Above Water Sensors (IWS 2.0), said. "The technologies are proven mature and ready for testing in the far-field range against live targets to verify and validate the radar's exceptional capabilities."

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