Raytheon is being awarded a contract modification to exercise an option for Air and Missile Defense Radar Program (AMDR) low rate initial production (LRIP).
The fixed-price-incentive (firm target) modification, worth around $13.5 million, is being awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) located at Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia. Fiscal 2018 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding of the amount will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The LRIP unit will be deployed on a DDG Flight III class ship. Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by April 2021.
AN/SPY-6 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)
AMDR (Air and Missile Defense Radar, now officially named AN/SPY-6) is an active electronically scanned array (AESA) air and missile defense 3D radar under development for the United States Navy. It will provide integrated air and missile defense (IAMD), and even periscope detection, for the future Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers of the Navy.
The AMDR features S-band radar (AMDR-S), X-band radar and radar suite controller (RSC) to offer area and self defence against air and surface threats. AMDR will provide multi-mission capabilities, simultaneously supporting long range, exoatmospheric detection, tracking and discrimination of ballistic missiles, as well as Area and Self Defense against air and surface threats.
The AMDR-S is an integrated air and missile defence radar, capable of providing long range detection and engagement of advanced threats. The X-band radar provides horizon-search radar capability while the RSC has been designed to offer S and X-band radar resource management, coordination and interface to the Aegis combat system.
The AMDR-S/RSC Engineering and Manufacturing Development (E&MD) contract for the program was awarded to Raytheon in October 2013.