After fumbling first SPY-6 production competition, Navy readies new FY-26 contest

By Jason Sherman / January 8, 2024 at 5:43 PM
The Navy -- which failed to draw more than a single bid during its inaugural $3.2 billion air-and-missile-defense radar production competition -- is readying a follow-on contest for the SPY-6 family of radars likely worth billions of dollars that appears to reflect a lesson learned from the initial acquisition stumble. On Jan. 5, Naval Sea Systems Command announced plans for a new five-year procurement beginning in fiscal year 2026 of 31 radar sets for a range of surface warfare ships...

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