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1st AN/SPY-6 radar array delivered to US Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer

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July 23, 2020

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

1st AN/SPY-6 radar array delivered to US Navy's newest guided-missile destroyer
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TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon Missiles & Defense reports delivery of the first AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar array for installation on the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the U.S. Navy's first Flight III guided-missile destroyer. 

The 14-foot by 14-foot modular array was transported by truck from the Raytheon Radar Development Facility in Andover, Massachusetts, to where the ship in under construction, the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Raytheon officials state that the SPY-6(V) family of radars delivers significantly greater range, increased accuracy, greater resistance to environmental and manmade electronic clutter, advanced electronic protection, and higher reliability than currently deployed radars.

"This is the start of what will be a steady stream of SPY-6 array deliveries to the shipyard," said Kim Ernzen, vice president of Naval Power at Raytheon Missiles & Defense. "Threats to Navy ships are getting smaller and faster. SPY-6 will extend the Navy's reach against dangers like drones, ballistic missiles, aircraft and unmanned ships."

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