Raytheon showcasing the Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) on board DDG 51 Flight III Destroyer

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Sea-Air-Space 2014 Show Daily News - AMDR, DDG 51 Flight III
 
 
 
Raytheon showcasing the Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) on board DDG 51 Flight III Destroyer
 
At the Navy League’s 2014 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, Raytheon is showcasing a scale model of a DDG 51 Flight III class destroyer fitted with the new Air and Missile Defense Radar. The so called "AMDR" is currently under development for the U.S. Navy. AMDR’s radar suite consists of an S-band radar, an X-band radar, and a radar suite controller.
     
AMDR’s radar suite consists of an S-band radar, an X-band radar, and a radar suite controller
     
On October 10, 2013, Raytheon was awarded a $385,742,176 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the engineering and modeling development phase design, development, integration, test and delivery of Air and Missile Defense S-Band Radar (AMDR-S) and Radar Suite Controller (RSC). AMDR is the Navy's next generation integrated air and missile defense radar and is being designed for Flight III Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyers beginning in 2016.

Under the contract, Raytheon will build, integrate and test the AMDR-S and RSC Engineering Development Models (EDMs). For the ship sets covered under this contract, the AMDR suite will integrate with the existing AN/SPQ-9B X-band radar. The base contract begins with design work leading to Preliminary Design Review and culminates with system acceptance of the AMDR-S and RSC engineering development models at the end of testing.
 
 
At the Navy League’s 2014 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, Raytheon is showcasing a scale model of a DDG 51 Flight III class destroyer fitted with the the new Air and Missile Defense Radar. The so called "AMDR" is currently under development for the U.S. Navy. AMDR’s radar suite consists of an S-band radar, an X-band radar, and a radar suite controller.
Flight III Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class destroyer on Raytheon booth at Sea-Air-Space 2014
     
Speaking to Navy Recognition during Sea-Air-Space, Tad Dickenson (Raytheon's Program Manager Air and Missile Defense Radar) explained that the AMDR is over 30 times more powerful than the existing SPY-1 radar meaning it can put over 30 times more energy allowing to detect more targets, a lot further out. AMDR ranges about 2.5 times further compared to existing DDG 51 radar.
     
 

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