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NEWS | Dec. 11, 2014

AMDR Completes Hardware Critical Design Review on schedule

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 IWS).


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 contract. 


 "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.