Raytheon is being awarded an undefinitized contract action to procure Air and Missile Defense Radar-S Band/Radar Suite Controller (AMDR-S/RSC) detection simulation only low-rate initial production (LRIP) emulators.
According to the contract, the contractor shall build, test, and deliver a quantity of two AMDR-S/RSC DetSim LRIP emulators and associated spares to support AEGIS Baseline 10.0 integration and testing.
The firm-fixed-price contract modification, worth around $8 million, was awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) located in Washington, DC. Fiscal 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of around $4 million will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by July 2018.
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.
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 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.
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.