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USS Fitzgerald with Ultra Maritime NGSSR

USS Fitzgerald Successfully Completes Sea Trials with Next Generation Radar

Photo credit to the official USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Facebook

The USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) recently completed sea trials, equipped with Ultra Maritime’s cutting-edge AN/SPS-73(V)18 Next Generation Surface Search Radar (NGSSR). This state-of-the-art radar system, built on a software-based architecture, prioritizes safe navigation, surface search, and periscope detection capabilities. NGSSR represents the pinnacle of surface search radar technology, incorporating lessons learned from the 2017 collisions involving USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). With its versatile and software-defined features, NGSSR replaces the Navy’s current AN/SPS-67, legacy variants of AN/SPS-73, BridgeMaster E-series, and commercial-off-the-shelf radars.

Ed Cook, Vice President/General Manager of Ultra Maritime US, emphasized, “Following the tragic incidents involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain, our dedicated team at Ultra Maritime worked tirelessly to provide the U.S. Navy with a crucial technical solution for enhanced navigation safety. The successful deployment of NGSSR on board the USS Fitzgerald not only marks a significant milestone for our program but also highlights the unwavering dedication, persistence, and collaboration between Ultra Maritime and the Navy. We take immense pride in our purpose, which is to protect our Navy and Nation through innovative, mission-ready solutions.”