The U.S. Navy‘s Pacific Missile Range Facility has received a new Raytheon AN/SPY-6 air and missile defense radar for the base’s advanced radar development evaluation laboratory.
AN/SPY-6’s installation pushed forward the Air and Missile Defense Radar Program into its next phase of execution for flight tests and live test campaigns at PMRF with air and surface targets, the Navy said June 17.
The radar passed the Near Field Range Testing phase in Sudbury, Massachusetts prior to its delivery and installation.
Initial light off of the radar is planned in early July with its near term efforts’ focus on integration and checkout and preparations for its next phase of testing currently ongoing.
The AN/SPY-6 is an integrated air and missile defense radar is designed to detect air and surface targets such as ballistic missile threats, and counter large and complex raids.
Raytheon received the AN/SPY-6 engineering and manufacturing development contract from the Navy in 2013.