Raytheon and US Navy Complete Design Review of Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar

Raytheon and the U.S. Navy conducted the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the new Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR), confirming system development is on track for delivery to the designated ship classes. The PDR followed several EASR milestones completed as planned on the development schedule, including the combined Systems Requirements and System Functional Reviews, and the Integrated Baseline Review.

EASR is the U.S. Navy's advanced radar for aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships, providing simultaneous anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, and air traffic control mission capabilities. It delivers increased performance, higher reliability and sustainability, and lower total ownership cost than the radars it replaces. EASR is the replacement for the Volume Search Radar for the CVN 78 class, and the AN/SPS-48 and AN/SPS-49 radar systems for numerous ship classes.

The PDR validated Raytheon's scaled design leveraging the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar, configured into a rotating and a fixed face variant to match the missions of the multiple ship classes. EASR is built on Radar Modular Assembly technology which has been matured through development and recent test successes - of AN/SPY-6 for the DDG 51 Flight III destroyers. Each RMA is a self-contained radar in a 2' x 2' x 2' box. These individual radars can integrate together to form arrays of various sizes.

The commonality - in both hardware and software - with SPY-6 offers a host of advantages, including performance, availability and reliability; maintenance, training, logistics and lifecycle support. Following the progress and performance successes of AN/SPY-6, both radars continue to demonstrate their capabilities to meet the mission needs, the maturity of the technology, and the inherent innovation and flexibility of the design.