Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Total Production: 4
Also Known As: AN/SPY-3, Dual Band Radar and VSR
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: DBR
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Total Production: 4
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Description: Dual Band Radar (DBR) is an active phased array radar system encompassing an X-band multi-functional radar known as AN/SPY-3 and an S-band Volume Search Radar (VSR) in a complementary manner to provide surveillance, target tracking and engagement support capabilities superior to those of conventional single-band radars. It is being developed for the US Navy's DD(X)/DDG1000 destroyer program with Raytheon acting as the prime contractor and Lockheed Martin as subcontractor. In addition to DDG1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers, the DBR radar system will be installed on the CVN-21/CVN-78 aircraft carrier class and next generation amphibious landing ships.

The AN/SPY-3 is an active phased array X-band, multifunctional horizon search and fire control radar provided as the X-band radar for the DBR. It is anticipated that the SPY-3 radar system will combine the functions of more than five separate radar systems aboard current US Navy fighting ships. The DBR/SPY-3 radar system meets the requirements for low radar cross section, reduced manning, and low maintenance and service life costs. Its development began in 1999 and the first prototype was delivered to the US Navy in 2003.

DBR Applications

Fighting Ships CVN 78 Gerald R. Ford DDG 1000 Zumwalt

DBR News

There are 12 news between
26 May 2005 and 1 Apr 2015
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015US Navy to Provide Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar to LHA 8 and CVN 79 Aircraft Carriers
Tuesday, July 29, 2014US Navy's DDG 1000 Demonstrates Software, Radar and Crew Training
Monday, May 3, 2010US Navy Tests Successfully Dual Band Radar for the First Time
Monday, June 8, 2009Raytheon Receives $217 Million for Volume Search Radar for Zumwalt and CVN 78
Thursday, April 23, 2009US Navy Orders Two Volume Search Radars
Tuesday, April 7, 2009US Navy and Raytheon Completes Critical Dual Band Radar Testing Milestone
Monday, October 20, 2008Raytheon Awarded Contract for Integration of Dual Band Radar on CVN 78 Aircraft Carrier
Wednesday, October 3, 2007Lockheed Martin Delivers Volume Search Radar Antenna for Zumwalt Destroyer Program
Monday, October 1, 2007Raytheon Dual Band Radar Development Ahead of Schedule
Thursday, August 17, 2006Zumwalt's Volume Search Radar Antenna Demonstrated

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 41
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