Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has received a $114.06m contract from the US Navy to provide AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defence radar (AMDR) integration and production support services.
AN/SPY-6(V) is currently in production and said to be the US Navy’s next-generation integrated AMDR, designed to handle air, surface, and ballistic missile threats.
The contract includes providing integration and production support for continued combat system integration and test, engineering, training, software and depot maintenance, and field engineering services, as well as spare parts procurement.
The cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost only contract consist of options, which would increase the total agreement value to $357.82m if exercised.
Raytheon will carry out the majority of contract work in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Works will also be performed in Kauai, Hawaii; Portsmouth, Rhode Island; San Diego, California; Fair Lakes, Virginia; and Moorestown, New Jersey. Completion of works is anticipated before December next year.
The company will receive around $46.22m in navy funding over the next couple of years, with $6.88m paid out at the end of the current fiscal year.
Raytheon received the contract under the statutory authority of 10 US Code 2304(c)(1), which allows procurement of resources from a sole company.
The AN/SPY-6(V) radar is made up of individual ‘building blocks’ known as Radar Modular Assemblies and is being built at Raytheon’s new facility in Andover, Massachusetts.
According to the company, the radar offers advantages in terms of scalability and is incorporated with gallium nitride-based AESA semiconductor technology that enables 360° active electronically scanned array capability.