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With an eye to China and Russia, the US Navy plans a lethal upgrade to its destroyers

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Facing threats from ever-faster missiles and increasingly complicated air threats from China and Russia, the Navy is moving toward a major upgrade to its stalwart Arleigh Burke destroyer fleet.

The service is planning to buy a scaled version of Raytheon’s Spy-6 Air and Missile Defense Radar to replace the Spy-1D arrays on the Flight IIA destroyers, Defense News has learned, an upgrade that will give the Flight IIA Burkes an enormous upgrade in radar sensitivity and sophistication. The Navy is concerned about the proliferation of anti-ship cruise missiles with sophisticated evasive maneuvers and ever-increasing speeds, investments that China and Russia make no secret about pursuing. https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/03/21/with-an-eye-to-china-and-russia-the-us-navy-plans-a-lethal-upgrade-to-its-destroyers/

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