Navy's SPY-6 Radar Boosts Sea-Based Defense (Hypersonic)

This week the U.S. Navy League held its annual Sea Air Space Exposition near the nation's capital, highlighting recent advances in maritime warfighting technology. With over 300 exhibitors, there was a lot to see.  The most important new system on display, though, may have been the SPY-6 radar that Raytheon has been developing for the Navy since 2013.

SPY-6V1, as it is officially designated, is unlike any air and missile defense radar that has come before.  Using gallium nitride technology and modular design concepts, Massachusetts-based Raytheon has created a sensor that is infinitely scalable for any defensive role, delivering gains in performance that would have been unimaginable a generation ago.

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