CAES has won a full-rate Hardware Production and Sustainment (HP&S) award from Raytheon Missiles & Defense to provide fully tested Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) at the Radar Module Assembly (RMA) level to the US Navy’s AN/SPY-6 (series) radar Distributed Receiver/Exciter (DREX) modules.
This award follows CAES’s successful completion of initial Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) within the US Navy Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program, which demonstrated technology, engineering and manufacturing development, as well as on-time production to support delivering radar systems to shipyards.
Completion of the initial LRIP phase attests to CAES’ capability and capacity to provide the SPY-6 radar LRUs and meet the US Navy fleet’s needs for years to come. SPY-6 is an integrated radar family that will be added to multiple ship classes, including the Flight III Arleigh Burke Guided Missile Destroyers and will be up to 30 times more powerful than the current SPY-1 radar.
“The HP&S award for SPY-6 is another step in our partnership with Raytheon Technologies,” said Mike Kahn, President and CEO, CAES. “CAES has demonstrated through all phases of development and initial production our ability to adapt and meet the Navy’s mission needs. We’re excited to begin another new program in support of the Navy and Raytheon as a supplier of choice.”