Lockheed Martin efficiently demonstrated the mixing of the AN/SPY-7(v)1 radar into the Aegis Weapon System, executing the processing required to detect, observe and discriminate ballistic missile threats, and efficiently information interceptors to these threats. The profitable demonstration of the whole ballistic missile protection fireplace management loop is a vital milestone within the growth of the SPY-7 outfitted Aegis Fight System. The demonstration was witnessed by each the U.S. Missile Protection Company and the U.S. Navy Aegis Technical Consultant.

“The SPY-7 radar brings superior functionality to sea or land-based platforms, using confirmed manufacturing expertise scaled from the Lengthy Vary Discrimination Radar, which lately achieved preliminary fielding in Clear, Alaska” stated Joe DePietro, vice chairman and normal supervisor of Naval Fight and Missile Protection Techniques at Lockheed Martin. “As new threats emerge, SPY-7 built-in with Aegis will defend Japan and its residents.”


SPY-7 is a scalable radar that may defend towards ballistic missiles and anti-air missiles. This expertise can defend warfighters and residents at sea, ashore and world wide, by way of applications like Aegis, Aegis Ashore, and LRDR. SPY-7 gives a number of occasions the efficiency of conventional SPY-1 radars – it could actually detect, observe, and interact subtle ballistic missile threats, together with a number of threats directly. SPY-7 shares the identical core expertise because the Lengthy Vary Discrimination Radar. SPY-7 expertise has been declared Technical Readiness Stage 7 by the U.S. Authorities, that means it has been examined in an operationally related setting.

Lockheed Martin is modifying its manufacturing take a look at middle facility positioned at its Moorestown, N.J. website to organize for the reside SPY-7 radar integration and take a look at for Japan’s Aegis System Outfitted Vessel (ASEV) program. Like different radar applications of this magnitude, this take a look at facility shall be used to validate end-item {hardware} and software program efficiency previous to cargo to Japan, present early lessons-learned to streamline tools set up on the ASEV ship platform, and help upkeep and coaching efforts forward of system deployment.