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6 Feb. 2019 -- During the Jan. 31 test in Hawaii, the SPY-6 shipboard RF and microwave sensor searched, found and tracked a ballistic missile target launched from the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility as part of the radar’s development, according to the Navy.
The SPY-6 is an integral component of the Aegis combat weapons system’s latest upgrade, which the Navy expects to achieve initial operational capability in 2023. The Flight III Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyers will have the Baseline 10 system.
The SPY-6 radar is up to 30 times more sensitive than the older AN/SPY-1D(v) radars, yet requires much more power. The Flight III destroyer will have a new power plant that converts 4,160-volt AC power into 1,000-volt DC power.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics
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