simply called Fire Control Systems (FCS). This
section will look at the radar associated with these gun
and missile fire control systems.
MK 7 AEGIS FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM
The Mk 7 AEGIS Weapon System is installed on
ARLEIGH BURKE class destroyers (fig. 2-4) and
TICONDEROGA class cruisers (fig. 2-5). The Mk 7
AEGIS system contains the SPY-1 radar system, the
Mk 99 Missile Fire Control System (MFCS) and the
Mk 86 Gun Fire Control System (GFCS) or the Mk 34
GWS (Gun Weapon System). We will discuss each of
these systems briefly as they relate to their associated
The latest technology in multi-function radar is
found in the AN/SPY-1 series on TICONDEROGA
c l a s s c r u i s e r s a n d A R L E I G H B U R K E c l a s s
Figure 2-3.USS Nimitz (CVN-68).
Figure 2-4.AEGIS class destroyer DDG-60 USS Paul Hamilton.