The U.S. Navy's first shipboard active phased array multifunction radar,
Raytheon's AN/SPY-3, has successfully participated in a series of at-sea tests
to confirm its unique capabilities including the first time the radar has
acquired and tracked a live controlled aircraft while at sea.
The multifunction SPY-3 is unprecedented in the field of naval radar technology.
Here we have one exceedingly robust X-band system that can effectively meet the
Navy's requirements for the 21st century fleet by simultaneously sustaining
anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, land attack,
naval gun fire support and navigation missions.
Moreover, SPY-3 embraces new ship-design requirements for reduced radar
cross-section, significantly reduced maintenance and manning requirements, and
total-ownership cost reduction. No other naval radar delivers such an astounding
array of capabilities and benefits in a single package.
Raytheon will integrate the SPY-3 radar with S-band volume search radar arrays
to comprise a unique dual band radar system that will be employed on the Navy's
new Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) multi-mission destroyers and the transformational
CVN-21 aircraft carrier.
Under the DDG-1000 detail design and integration contract awarded by the U.S.
Navy in May 2005, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems continues its role as the
prime mission systems equipment integrator for all electronic and combat
Copyright © 2003-2017 deagel.com website. All rights reserved.