Raytheon said it is preparing the radar suite for testing and evaluation by updating the power optimization software.
This is the first U.S. Navy radar system that coordinates operations simultaneously across two frequencies, said Kevin Peppe, vice president for seapower capability systems within the integrated defense systems segment.
The multi-mission air defense radar is for the USS Gerald R. Ford’s air operations and ship self-defense, built with the X-band AN/SPY-3 Multi-Function Radar and the S-band Volume Search Radar.
According to the company, the radar also supports anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, situational awareness, self-defense, land attack, naval gunfire, surface search, navigation and air traffic control.
Raytheon is also providing engineering and software development services to the Navy with the goal of making the dual band radar compatible with the ship’s power systems.