Raytheon lands $365M US Navy contract for AN/SPY-1D(V) Radar

A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block 1B interceptor missile is launched from the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70). The target is detected and tracked with the AN/SPY-1 radar onboard Lake Erie. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $365,85 million contract for the production of Aegis Weapon System AN/SPY-1D(V) Radar Transmitter Group, Missile Fire Control System MK 99 equipment, and associated engineering services.

This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $423,056,873.

Under the contract, radars will also be delivered to Republic of Korea and Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program.

Raytheon is the designated agent and manufacturer of two Aegis components: the SPY-1D(V) Transmitter and the MK 99 Fire Control System. The SPY-1D(V) is a high-powered transmitter that supports search, track and missile guidance functions.

As the interface between the radar and the missile, the Fire Control System communicates with the missile control station, notifying it of the air threat, and then illuminates the target to be destroyed.

Work on the contract, which will mostly be performed in Massachusetts, is expected to be completed by October 2022.

 

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