SPY-6 radar for latest destroyers scores in missile-defense test

The radar bound for the Navy's new Flight III Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyers tracked a complex ballistic missile target as part of a battery of tests to prove out the new system.

Sep 2nd, 2017

The radar bound for the Navy's new Flight III Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyers tracked a complex ballistic missile target as part of a battery of tests to prove out the new system. The Raytheon-built AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), based at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai Hawaii, detected and tracked a medium-range ballistic missile target during the Vigilant Titan test, the second in a series of tests for the systems that will replace the Lockheed Martin AN/SPY-1D(V) volume search radar on the current Flight IIA. AMDR promises 30 times more sensitivity than current SPYs and is designed to find and track traditional air warfare and ballistic missile threats simultaneously.

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