The Cruiser in the Corn Field Receives Navy’s Newest Radar – Naval Sea Systems Command

The U.S. Navy, at land-based test site Combat Systems Engineering Development Site (CSEDS) in Moorestown, N.J., accepted delivery of the Navy’s AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar System Oct 7.

SPY-6 will be installed on New Construction Flight III Destroyers starting with USS Jack H Lucas (DDG-125) in 2024. The radar will provide new and improved fleet capabilities, and installing and integrating it at the CSEDS will provide needed lessons learned to the Navy and its industry partners. The radar’s new Power Distribution System, for example, will be tested for the first time and integrated to support new SPY-6 operations.

“Today marks a historic day for AEGIS [TECHREP] and the U.S. Navy as we usher in a new age of advanced sensor technology and a leap forward in combat power and lethality. The combined government and contractor team have shown how much can be accomplished in a short amount of time to support our Sailors! We are integrating game-changing technology and cutting-edge combat system algorithms to truly sharpen the tip of the sword,” AEGIS Technical Representative Commanding Officer, Capt. Phillip Mlynarski said Tuesday. 

At the CSEDS, where the AEGIS Combat System (ACS) and AEGIS Weapons System (AWS) are tested, a live array will provide critical testing input to ensure software (computer programs) and hardware (radar, weapon elements) function according to specifications. As part of their core mission, the team at AEGIS TECHREP provide expertise on ACS and AWS engineering and test and evaluation. As AEGIS TECHREP does with other elements, testing