Raytheon Technologies’ (NYSE: RTX) missiles and defense business has received a $125.9M contract modification to continue manufacturing Enterprise Air Surveillance Radars for the U.S. Navy’s amphibious ships, carriers and frigates.
The modification exercises options under a previously issued contract for low-rate initial production of Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6 air and missile defense radar, the Department of Defense said Friday.
LRIP work under the contract covers six EASR platforms, four SPY-6(V)2 rotating radar units and two SPY-6(V)3 fixed-faced radars.
SPY-6(V)2 radars will be installed onto the future USS Bougainville amphibious assault ship, the future USS Richard M. McCool Jr. and USS Harrisburg amphibious transport dock vessels and the USS John C. Stennis supercarrier.
The third version of the AN/SPY radar is intended for the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier and the Navy’s first FFG(X) guided-missile frigate.
Naval Sea Systems Command will obligate $122.3M in fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2020 Navy shipbuilding and conversion funds at the time of award.
Contract work will primarily take place in Massachusetts and the rest in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, through January 2023.
Raytheon’s SPY-6 family of radars is designed to help defend seven classes of Navy ships against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, adversary aircraft and surface vessels.
The company tested the SPY-6(V)2 EASR with the Navy ahead of the radar's production phase in August 2019.