RTX awarded a $677 million U.S. Navy contract for the SPY-6 family of radars Production progress continues for the U.S. Navy’s new radar

Raytheon was awarded a $677 million contract to continue producing AN/SPY-6(V) radars for the U.S. Navy. This is the third option exercised from the March 2022 hardware, production, and sustainment contract, which is valued at up to $3 billion over five years.

Under this contract, the U.S. Navy will receive seven additional radars, increasing the total amount under contract for procurement to 38.

“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. “This contract is a significant step forward in ensuring this technology is delivered to ships to improve the overall self-defense of the fleet.”

The U.S. Navy is integrating SPY-6 into its surface fleet, beginning 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 completion of builder’s and acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. The SPY-6(V)2 radar not only provides defense against missile threats but will also provide air traffic control capability. 

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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