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By Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems Public Affairs
WASHINGTON - The Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Program
successfully completed a Hardware Critical Design Review (CDR) in conjunction
with prime contractor, Raytheon, in Sudbury, Mass., Dec. 3.
Completed on schedule, this review assessed the hardware baseline -
examining all design information to ensure that the system will meet required
specifications within cost and schedule constraints, including readiness to
incorporate AMDR into the Flight III of the Arleigh Burke class DDG in fiscal
year 2016. The Hardware CDR was a major program milestone - further
demonstrating the maturity of the system hardware - and the program now proceeds
to production of the Engineering Development Model full-scale array beginning in
the spring of 2015.
"I am extremely
proud of the men and women who have worked so hard to mature the technology for
this vital capability. We are ready to move forward with the
production and testing of the Engineering Development Model," said Rear Adm. Jon
A. Hill of the Navy's Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO
The Navy awarded a contract for AMDR Engineering and
Manufacturing Development (EMD) efforts to Raytheon in October 2013.
The Hardware CDR was the fourth major design review on this
"This was a huge accomplishment for our AMDR team,"
said Capt. Doug Small, AMDR's Program Manager. "The Navy is counting on us to
deliver this radar on schedule and cost. Completion of this
milestone on time proves that we remain on track to do exactly that."
The culmination of over a decade of Navy investment in advanced
radar technology, AMDR is designed to provide state-of-the-art technology for
Integrated Air and Missile Defense.
Program Executive Office (PEO) Integrated Warfare Systems, an
affiliated PEO of the Naval Sea Systems Command, manages surface ship and
submarine combat technologies and systems and coordinates Navy enterprise
solutions across ship platforms.