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NEWS | May 15, 2015

Navy's Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Completes System Critical Design Review

By PEO IWS Public Affairs

SUDBURY, MASSACHUSETTS - The Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program, AN/SPY-6(V), successfully completed its System Critical Design Review (CDR) April 29 the Navy reported today.

The review assessed the complete radar system design baseline including its readiness for incorporation into Flight III of the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class guided missile destroyer. The CDR assessed system performance, and included a thorough review of all design information to ensure that the system will meet required specifications within cost and schedule constraints.

"The System CDR is the latest in the series of major program milestones executed exactly on schedule," said Capt. Doug Small, Above Water Sensors Major Program Manager, Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS). "Completion of this review demonstrates that the technical and design maturity of the system is exactly where it needs to be for Flight III DDG 51."

The program will now proceed to the test and evaluation phase, starting with indoor range testing of the end-to-end radar system in June.

The Navy awarded the contract for AMDR Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) efforts to Raytheon in October 2013. The System CDR was the sixth major design review on this contract.

The culmination of over a decade of Navy investment in advanced radar technology, AMDR is being designed to provide the U.S. Navy with state-of-the-art technology for Integrated Air and Missile Defense through the Aegis Combat System.

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.