U.S. Navy’s Air and Defense Radar on track, meets performance requirements

TEWKSBURY, Mass. Raytheon and the U.S. Navy completed a critical design review (CDR) on the AN/SPY-6 (V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) for the DDG-51 Flight III ships. The results meet radar performance requirements as well as show they are on schedule, within cost, and on track.

The CDR assessed all aspects of the program ranging from hardware to software specifications, program management, test and evaluation schedules, cost assessment, and risk mitigation.

The AN/SPY-6 (V) AMDR is currently more than 40 percent complete in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the program and the first engineering development model production-representative Radar Modular Assembly is undergoing testing in the risk-reduction pilot array at Raytheon’s Near Field Range in Sudbury, Mass.

The Combat System Integration Working Group, comprised of the U.S. Navy, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin officials who focus on DDG-51 Flight III’s AEGIS combat system AMDR integration, got its delivery of the external combat system interface definition language increment.