AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR completes critical design review
Raytheon and the US Navy have completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) of the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), as announced on 12 May. The CDR confirms that the AMDR design and technologies are mature, producible and low risk.
With the completion of the CDR, the AMDR is confirmed as on track to meet all radar performance requirements, on schedule and within cost. The review assessed all of the programme's technical aspects, including hardware specifications, software development, risk mitigation, cost assessments, test and evaluation schedules, and programme management.
The Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the programme is currently 40% complete, and according to Raytheon all aspects of the AMDR EMD phase from software development to pilot array testing are progressing according to plan. The first engineering development model production-representative radar modular assembly is currently being tested in the risk-reduction pilot array.
Kevin Peppe, vice president of integrated defence systems' sea power capability systems business area, Raytheon, said: 'This successful milestone is the culmination of our team's unwavering focus on continuous technology maturity, risk mitigation and cost reduction throughout all phases of development.
'With customer validation in hand, we will now advance production, driving toward the ultimate – and timely – delivery of this highly capable and much-needed integrated air and missile defence radar capability to the DDG 51 Flight III destroyer.'
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