The US Navy and Raytheon Missiles-Defense have completed a series of tests of the new Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) at the Virginia Wallops Island Test Facility.
In the trials, the performances of EASR’s SPY-6(V)2 rotating and SPY-6(V)3 fixed radar dishes were evaluated.
Kim Ernzen, vice president of the navy unit of Raytheon Missiles-Defense, said that the engineers developed the new version faster using the knowledge they gained from the SPY-6 family.
AN/SPY-6V2 will be installed on amphibious assault ships, Nimitz-class aircraft carriers.
AN/SPY-6V3 will be integrated into Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers. This version will also be compatible with frigates of other navies and will also be the most important part of the new Constellation class frigates (FFG 62) of the US navy.