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Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program Completes System Delta Preliminary Design Review
 
The Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program successfully completed a System Delta Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in conjunction with the prime contractor, Raytheon, in Sudbury, Mass., Aug. 28.
The Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program successfully completed a System Delta Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in conjunction with the prime contractor, Raytheon, in Sudbury, Mass., Aug. 28.
 
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Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program Completes System Delta Preliminary Design Review
 
The Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program successfully completed a System Delta Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in conjunction with the prime contractor, Raytheon, in Sudbury, Mass., Aug. 28.
     
The Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program successfully completed a System Delta Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in conjunction with the prime contractor, Raytheon, in Sudbury, Mass., Aug. 28.
AMDR’s radar suite consists of an S-band radar, an X-band radar, and a radar suite controller.
(Picture: Raytheon)
     
Completed on schedule, this "delta" review focused on design updates since the PDR was conducted during the Technology Development Phase. It verified that the AMDR system design will meet its allocated requirements with acceptable risk and within cost and schedule constraints.
     
Raytheon Company completed two critical program reviews for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), the U.S. Navy's next generation integrated air and ballistic missile defense radar. Successful completion of the hardware Preliminary Design Review and the Integrated Baseline Review are both key milestones of the Navy's acquisition plan & highlight the maturity of the design, validity of the plan for execution, and keep the program on track to deliver a much needed capability to the fleet.
Raytheon photo: Partially-populated, full-sized Air and Missile Defense Radar array
     
"We continue to execute the AMDR program as if our Sailors need this capability today - because they do," said Capt. Doug Small, AMDR's program manager. "This milestone was a significant achievement for the Navy and Industry team and demonstrates that system design effort remains on track for delivery to the 2016 Flight III DDG 51."

The Navy awarded a contract for AMDR Engineering and Manufacturing Development efforts to Raytheon late last year, and the System Delta PDR was the second major design review on this contract. The AMDR program will now proceed to a Hardware Critical Design Review planned later this year.

The culmination of more than a decade of Navy investment in advanced radar technology, AMDR is being designed for Flight III Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyers beginning in 2016.
     
Tad Dickenson (Raytheon's Program Manager Air and Missile Defense Radar) presents the AMDR to Navy Recognition during Sea Air Space 2014