Raytheon delivers AMDR array
Raytheon has made the delivery of the first AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) array to the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii, ahead of schedule, it announced on 7 July.
The radar is being installed and prepared for its first light-off. The AN/SPY-6(V) has completed 80% of its Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase, and will transition to Low Rate Initial Production shortly ahead of delivery in 2019 for the first DDG 51 Flight III destroyer.
SPY-6(V) is the next-generation integrated air and ballistic missile defence radar designed to increase battlespace situational awareness and reaction time to counter current and future threats for the US Navy.
The scalable radar is built with radar building blocks, each of which is a standalone radar that can be grouped to build any size radar aperture. All cooling, power, command logic and software are also scalable, allowing for new instantiations without significant radar development costs.
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