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AMDR testing progresses

17th February 2016 - 11:01 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


Raytheon has completed the construction of the first of four faces of its AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR).

The AMDR is set to go onto the US Navy’s DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class Flight III destroyers to provide a more sophisticated integrated air defence and ballistic missile defence capability.

Tad Dickenson, AMDR programme director at Raytheon, told Shephard that the whole array and digital and data processing end is complete.

‘That one face built is in our near field range at Tewksbury, Ma, and is going through hardware performance testing. It is due for shipping out to

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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