Artist's concept of a DDG-51 Flight III with AMDR. (Raytheon Photo)
Raytheon is developing the Navy’s Air and Missile Defense radar that might be capable of carrying out electronic attacks, according to a report in U.S. Naval Institute News.
The company is developing the system for the Navy’s Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer (DDG-51), according to the report. It is the system’s active electronically scanned array (AESA) antenna that could launch attacks.
“Right now, that’s not one of the requirements” of the system, but it “could be in the future,” said William Williford with NAVSEA’s Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS), as quoted in the report.
Raytheon resumed work on the system just this month, after competitor Lockheed Martin withdrew a protest, according to Defense News.