Two different types of SPY-6 radars have completed a series of tests at the US Navy’s test facility in Virginia. Raytheon, the main contractor, said that these tests were essential to keep the program development on track. Radar development is very important, not only for traditional military ships, but also, for potential unmanned ships, it added.
The two variants tested included the SPY-6 (V) 2, a rotary assembly designed for amphibious assault ships and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers which focus on defense against cruise missiles, anti-surface and anti-ship threats, as well as jamming and electronic warfare. Another variant tested was the SPY-6 (V) 3, a system designed for Gerald Ford-class frigates and aircraft carriers.