Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $250M contract to manufacture an additional two shipsets of an air and missile defense radar system for the U.S. Navy.
The company said FridayÂ it will build the SPY-6 radars atÂ a facility inÂ Andover, Mass., for integration onto the service branch’s updated DDG-51 guided missile destroyers.
The latest order brings the number of contracted radar systems for the Flight III upgrade program to nine.
Scott Spence, senior director of naval radar systems at Raytheon, said thatÂ SPY-6 technology is designed to have greaterÂ range and sensitivity levels than legacy sensorsÂ as well as support data sharing via geographically dispersed vessels.
He added theÂ system offers the NavyÂ operational flexibility to protect ships fromÂ missile,Â surface and airborne threats.
Raytheon noted it remains on track to deliver an AN/SPY-6(V) radar to the future USS Jack H. Lucas destroyer.
The company aims to provide the initial AN/SPY-6(V)2 unit for the LHA-8 amphibious assault vessel in 2021.