Raytheon Displays Radar System for Navy’s Guided-Missile Destroyers

Jeff Brody

Raytheon showcased its SPY-6 radar system for the U.S. Navy’s Flight IIA guided-missile destroyers during this year's Sea-Air-Space exposition in Washington, D.C., Military.com reported Wednseday.

SPY-6 consists of Radar Modular Assemblies spanning two square feet and is designed to detect complex threats.

"It's 100 times more sensitive than the existing SPY-1. It gives you that much more range, and that means the Navy can counteract that much quicker," said Mike Mills, SPY-6 program director at Raytheon.

The Navy’s Flight IIA ships will receive a 24-block configuration of SPY-6 while the Flight III destroyers will get a version with 37 RMA blocks.

Mills noted that most of the platform’s detection features will remain as classified information.

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