Production of AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR begins
Raytheon will begin low rate initial production of the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) under a $327 million contract modification from the US Navy.
The order funds production for the first three radar ship sets for the navy.
Developed under a three year Engineering, Manufacturing and Development programme, the AMDR is the navy's next-generation integrated air and missile defence radar.
The radar significantly enhances ships' ability to detect air and surface targets as well as ballistic missile threats, providing greater detection ranges, increased discrimination accuracy, and higher reliability and sustainability.
The system is built with individual building blocks called Radar Modular Assemblies (RMAs). Each RMA is a self-contained radar in a 2'x2'x2' box, which can stack together to form any size array to fit the mission requirements of any ship.
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